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CONSTITUTION 



PLAYING RULES 



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NATIONAL LEAGUE 

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AMERICAN ASSOCIATION 

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PROFESSIONAL BASE BALL CLUBS 



OFFICIAL PUBLICATION. 



Published by A. G. SPALDING & BROS. 

108 Madison Street, Chicago. 241 Broadway New York. 

1032 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. 



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CONSTITUTION 

OF TIIK 

National League and American, feociatioq 

OF 

PROFESSIONAL BASE BALL CLUBS. 
1893. 



NAME. 

Section c— (i) This association shall becalled "The Na- 
tional League and American Association oj Professional Base 
Ball Clubs." 

• iBJEl is. 

Sec. 2. The objects of this League 

(ii To perpetuate base ball as thi national game of the 
United States, and to surround it with such safeguards as to 
warrant for the future absolute public confidence in its integrity 
and methods. 

l-'i To protect and promote the mutual interests of profes- 
sional base ball clubs and professional base ball players, and 

i |) To establish and regulate the base ball championship 
of the United States. 

MEMBERSHIP. 

Sec. 3. -This League -.hall consist ol twelve clubs {the 
membership of which shall not >■■ / or diminished for ,1 

period often years) located in the following named cities, to- 
wit, Boston, New York, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Baltin 
Washington, Pittsburg, Cincinnati, Si. Louis, Louisville' 
1 leveland and Chicago, or such other clubs as may, from time 
t<> time, lie elected to membership a-- may be hereinafter pro- 
vided lor, but in no event shall there be more Hum on,- club in 
iiny city, 

WITHDRAWAL FROM MEMBERSHIP. 

s i ' . 4.— Any club member of th finding itself 

1 to meet the obligations ii has assumed shall havi 

right to ask the League lor permission to dispose of its rights 



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and franchises as a member (if this League to some other city 
or organization. In the event of this League giving its con- 
sent to the acceptance of such city or organization to member- 
ship, such club member shall be admitted to membership, pro- 
viding said club shall assume, together with the rights and 
franchises of said retiring club, all the liabilities, responsibil- 
ities and obligations entered into by said retiring club as a 
member of this League. Provided, however, and it must bi so 
understood by the retiring and the new member, that the retii 
ing club shall not be relieved 01 released from any contracts, 
responsibilities or obligations entered into bv it to this I . 
until all of said contracts, responsibilities and obligations have 
fully paid and determined by the club accepting its mem- 
bership, lights, franchise-. 

ADMISSION TO MEMBERSHIP. 
SEC. 5. — No club shall be admitted unless it shall first 
have delivered to the secretary of the League a written applica- 
tion for membership, signed by its president ami secretary, ac- 
companied by documents showing that such club bears the 
name <>t the city in yvhich it is located, and that it is regularly 
organized anil officered, and, where the State law permits it, 

chartered, such application shall at once be transmitted by 
the secretary t<> the Hoard of Directors, who shall immedi 

investigate and report upon said application, said report 
communicated to the League through the secretary. 

Sic. 6. — The voting upon an application for membership 
shall be by ballot. a three-fourths vote being requisite for election. 

IN REGARD TO \ ACAM lis. 
SEC, 7. — In case a vacancy incurs in the membership of 
this organization during the championship season the presi- 
dent shall nominate to all the clubs all applicants for member- 
ship, and the vole thereon may 1" taken by telegraph or mail, 
rj mi', require, and a majority of all the clubs will 
be required to admit any applicant to membership. Such 
membership, however, shall continue only until the next annual 

meeting, but such club shall be subject to all the rules and re- 
quirements of this organization. 

I I.KMIN VI ION or MEMBERSHIP. 
The membership of any club may be termi- 



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nated- 

(II By resignation duly accepted by a three-fourths vole of 
all the clubs in meeting duly convened, as provided in Sec. 4,. 



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(2) Failure to present its nine at the time and place agreed 
Upon to play any championship game, unless caused by un- 
avoidable accident in traveling. 

(3) Allowing open betting or pool selling upon its grounds 
or in any building owned 1 :cupied bj it. 

(.)) Playing any game of ball with a club thai is disqualified 
or ineligible underthis constitution. 

(5) ('tiering, agreeing, conspiring or attempting to lose 
any game "l ball, or failing to immediate)) 1 tpel an) playei 
who shall be proven guilt) "I offering, agreeing, conspiring or 
attempting to lose any game of ball, 01 ol being interested in 
any pool or wager tlieicon. 

101 Disbandmenl of its organization or tram .luring the 
championship season. 

(7) Failing or refusing to fulfill its contractual oblig? 
lions. 

(8) Failing or refusing to comply with any lawful require- 
ment of the Hoard of Directors. 

(9) Willfully violating any provision ol" this constitution 
or the legislation or playing rules made in pursuance thci 



TIIK EXP1 LSION "1 ■ 

Sec. 9. — To carry into effect the po. vision-, of Sec. 3 a 
ihis constitution the fads in any case covered by such section 
must be reported to the secretary of the League, who shall al 
once notif) by mail or telegraph the part) charged with the 
specified default or offense, inquiring whether any dispute exists 
as to the facts alleged. In case the facts are disputed, the 
Board shall, after due notice, try the case under such regulations 
as they may prescribe, and their finding shall be final and con- 
clusive on all parlies except in .pulsion, when su. h 
finding shall be forwarded to each club, which -hall transmit 
to the secretary written ballot-, "F01 Expulsion" 01 "Ag 
Expulsion;" and if all clubs vote "lor Expulsion" the secre- 
tary shall notify all clubs oi the forfeiture of membership of the 
party chargi 

DUES AMi ASSES! mi N 1 . 

"sic. 10. — (l) Each club shall pay to the secretary on or 
before the isl day of April of each year the sum ol One hundred 
dollars as annual dues; and such other sums as from time 10 
time may be assessed forthe payment ..I salaries of offi© 
umpires and lor sui h other expenses as may be incurred by or- 
der ol thi-, League or the Hoard of Directors. Also ail fines 
and penalties imposed by said League or its Hoard of Directors 



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upon a club or upon any club officer, player, manager, scorer, 
or other employe when so levied and imposed by virtue of and 
in accordance with the provisions of this constitution and the 
playing rules of this League, 

THE IMPOSING ol FINES. 

(2) Upon convictii.n of any of the offenses prescribed in 
Sec. 8, as causes for expulsion, the Board of Directors may, in 
the firsl instance, as a preliminary to, or in lieu of expulsion, 
impose such a line as is in their judgment commensurate 
with the injury; which line may include a penalty pay ':■ 1 
any other club or clubs, as an equivalent for damages sustained 
for such violation of this constitution, or of the legislation or 
contracts made in pursuance thereof, 

OFFJi 1 1: 

SEC. ti. — At its annual meeting the League shall eli 
president, secretary, treasurer, and Hoard of Directors. The 
president shall be ex officio chairman of the Board of Directors. 
He shall preside at all the meetings of the League, and at the 
annual meeting of the League shall appoint three representa- 
tives of the League to acl as a schedule committee. 

Should the office of president become vacant by death, 
resignation or removal, the Hoard of Directors shall within 
thirty days elect a president. 

Sec. 12. — The Board of Directors -hall consist ol the 
president and six other members, to be chosen at the annual 
meeting by ballot, three ol whom shall represent the Eastern 
clubs and three the Western clubs. 

"I vi iiiiai Ions OF OFFICERS. 

Sec. 1 ;. — No person shall be qualified to mi as directoi 

who is not an actual member ol the club he represents, nor 

shall any (dub, under any circumstances, be repi 

m. He than one person on the board. 

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SEC. I |. The board shall have the general supervision 

and management ol all affairs and business ol the I . 
shall be individually answerable to the League J01 the faithful 
discharge ol their trust. 
Sec. 15. -The Board shall meet annually on the morning 

of the first Wednesday after the second Tuesday in November, 

11 k, at the place where the annual meeting of the 

ue is to be held, but may bold special meetings whenever 

at necessity may tequire. 



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Sec. i f>. — The Board shall prepare a detailed report of all 
their doings, and present the same in writing to the League 
at its annual meeting, which report shall, if accepted, be 
filed with the secretary, together with all official papers, 
documents and property which may 1m , into their pos- 
session by v it i in- of their office. 

VACANCY IN III I'. BOARD. 

SEC. 17. — In case of vacancy in the Board by reason of the 
death, resignation, absence or disqualification of any director, 
the club of which he was a member at the time he was chosen 
shall designate his successor, and at once notify the secretary. 
But if such vacancy is caused by the withdrawal, disbanding or 
disqualification of a club represented on the Board, the Board 
may nil the vacancy by election in the same manner as provided 
for the election of directors in Sec. 12. 

THE SECRETARY'S III I II s. 

SE( . 18. — The secretary shall be the treasurer of the League 
and as such shall be the custodian of all funds of the League; 
receive all dues, fees and assessments, make such payments as 
shall be ordered by the Board, 01 by the vote of the League, 
and render annually a report ol his accounts, and shall 
such bond, with approved sureties, as the Hoard may require 

Sec. 19. — The secretary shall have the custody and care of 

' cial records and papers oi the League; shall keep a true 

; ol all meetings of the League and the Board ; shall issue 
all official notices, and attend to the necessary correspondence; 
he shall prepare and furnish such reports as may be called foi 
In the Hoard, and shall be entitled to such books, stationery, 
blanks and materials as the actual duties 01 his office may re- 
quire. 

SEC. 20. The secretary shall keep a record of all infrac- 
tions of the rules and regulations of the League thai may come 

under his notice, and shall make a leport on the same to the 

Board al it eting 

SEC. 21.— The secretary shall receive such salary as the 
Hoard, bv vole, shall determine, and shall be reimbursed for 
all traveling expenses actually incurred by him in the service 
of the League; and the Board may exact from him such guar- 
antees for the faithful performance of his duties as they * 

loi the interest and safety of the League. At the expira- 
tion of his term ol office he shall account for and deliver up to 
the Hoard all the property and papers which may have 
into his hands by virtue of his office. 



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LAWS GOVERNING EMPLOYES. 

IND1VIDU U 'Ill: ' ONTROL. 

Sec. 22. — Each Hub belonging to this League shall have 
the right to regulate its own affairs, to establish its own rules, 
and to discipline, punish, suspend ur expel its own manager, 
players or other employes, and these powers shall not be lim- 
ited to cases of dishonest play or open insubordination. Inn 
shall include all questions ol carelessness, ind ilference, or 
..ther conduct 01 the player thai may be regarded by the club as 
prejudicial to its interests; not in conflict with any provision 
..i this Constitution, or the Playing Rules of this League. 

.11 i: l ERRl ri iRI U RICH I S. 

Sec. 23. — Every club of this League shall have exclusive 
control of the city in which it is located and of the territory sur- 
rounding such city, to the extent of five miles in every direc- 
tion from its corporate linittS, and no visiting League club 
shall, under any circumstances, except with the consent of the 
local League club, until all League championship games on 
that ground shall have been finished, be allowed to play any 
.lub in such territory Other than the League club therein loca- 
ted, BOI shall a visiting League club play any game in April 
with any non League club within said live miles from the cor- 
porate limits of the city in which the League club is located, 
without the consent of the local League club. 

MODE Of CONTRA! i . 

Sei 24. — Contracts between a club and its players may be- 
either by telegram or writing, to be followed within thirty days 
thereafter by a contract in the form approved and promulgated by 
the secretary, to all the club-. 

on RESERVATION OF PLAYERS. 

SEC. 25. — Each club a member of this League shall be en- 
titled to the right of reservation, On or before the totta day..! 
October in each yeai each club shall transmit to the secretary a 
. .■ list of players whose services it desires to retain, not 

cee ling fourteen in number then under contract to said club 
for the current or for any succeeding season or Masons, and in 
addition thereto the names of such players reserved in any prior 
1 list who have refused t.. contract with said club. Such 
players, togetherwith all others thereafter to be regularly con- 
tracted with, shall be ineligible to contract with any other club 



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of this League except as hereinafter provided. No club shall 
have the right to reserve any player when in arrears of salary to 
him. The secretary shall duly promulgate such lists. 

MAKING ( on I UAi | s. 

Sec. 26, — All contracts between clubs ol this League anil 
individual players shall be made through the secretary, or his 
duly authorized agent. This League shall adopt such form of 

contract as it mav deem l>est for the protection of the rights of 
the parties thereto. All contracts musl In- approved 1>\ the 
secretary, and duly promulgated by him. Provided, clubs be- 
longing to this League may contract with players for any period 
of lime that may lie mutually agreed upon. Provided, that no 
club shall at any time enter into negotiation or contract with 
any player under contract, agreement or reservation with or by 
any other club, without the latter's consent. 

expulsion of PLAYERS, 

SEC. 27. — Any player, while under contract with or reser- 
vation by a League club, wdio shall, without the consent of 
such club, enter the service of any other club in any capacity, 
shall be liable to expulsion by said League club, Whenever a 
club releases a manager or player without notice, or gives him 
ten days' notice of release in accordance with the terms of his 
si, anil whenever it suspends or expels a manager or 
player, that club shall at once notify the secretary of this 
League, stating, incase of release, the date when the same 
lakes effect, and in case ol suspension or expulsion, the 1 tuse 
thereof. • 

NEI.oll V I INo I 01 1 I. 1 . 

SEC. 28. — No player, without the consent of the club with 
which he is under contract 01 reservation, shall enter intoi 
liations with an) other club lor futun o Inn if such con- 

sent be obtained, a plavct ma) negotiate for his release, and 

offer a money consideration therefor, which ma) bi accepted 

by the said releasing club. 

EFFECT OF CL1 I: DISBANDM1 

Sec 89. — The disbandmenl oi a League club or its with- 
drawal from or loss of League membership shall operate as a 

its players from contract ami reservation with said 

club, but the right to contract with and reserve said pi 
shall be subject to transfer to such other club as the League 
may designate after acceptance of their said services. 



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UN SI SPENSIi >s Of PLAYERS. 

jo.- No manage: or player who lias been suspended 
or expelled from a League club shall at any time thereat; 
allowed to play with or serve in any capacity any League club 

(either the one expelling hit " any other) unless the term of 

suspension by the club has expired, or. upon his appeal to this 
I i igue, such expulsion or suspension shall have been set aside. 

PLAYING Willi cut SIDE C] I BS. 

Sec. 31. — No game oi base ball shall be played between a 
League club and any other club thai has been expelled from 
membership in this League. No game of ball shall be played 
between a League club and any other club employing ot pn 
senting in its nine a player expelled or under suspension from 
the League or otherwise rendered ineligible by this 1. 
club member thereof. A violation of this section shall forfeit 
the game in favor of the non-offending club, and subject it to 
such fine as the Board ol Directors may impose. 

- iKEDXESS" AMI I I S PEN H.TIF.s. 

SEC. 32. — Any person who shall be proven guilty of offer- 
ing:, '' inspiring or attempting to cause any game ol 
ball to result otherwise than on its merits under the playing 
rules, 01 who while acting .-is umpire, shall violate anj pro 

1 ution, or of the playing rules adi 1 
hereunder, ma) A forevtr disqualified l>y the president of the 
we from acting as umpire, m&nager \ player or in any 

of ball participated in by club. 



THE UMPIRE AND HIS DUTIES. 
THE si \i 1 OF UMPIRES. 

Sec. 33.— A stafl "i League umpires shall be selected bj 
the secretary before the opening ol the regular season. 

In They shall be paid such salaries and allowed such ex- 
penses as maj be mutuallj agreed upon bi contract between 
them and the secretary oi the Loague, subject to the app 
of ihv Board of Directors of the League. 

(i\ They shall be under the sole control and di 
the secretary, from whom they will receive all assignments to 
duty and all instructions regarding the interpretation of the 
playing rules, and the secretary shall prescribe a proper uniform 
for them, all paris of whi n shall be worn while offii iatit 
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(3) In the event of the failure of an umpire to umpire a 
game assigned to him, it shall he the duty of the secretary to 
provide a substitute to umpire such game, and in such ease 
there shall be deducted from the next monthly payment to the 
League umpire the sum oj twelve dollars for each game assigned 
to him, which for any reason he shall have tailed to umpire. 

(4) It shall he the duly of each League club to accept as 
umpire for any championship game such League umpire or sub- 
stitute as the secretary shall assign to such game, and only in 
the event of the failure of the League umpire or substitute so as- 
signed to appear at the hour appointed for the beginning of 
such game, shall the duty devolve upon the home club to desig- 
nate an umpire for such game. 

THEIR REMOVAL, 

(5) Any League umpire shall be subject to removal by the 
secretary at any time, and in the event of the resignation, re- 
moval or expulsion of any League umpire the secretary ShaL 
have power to appoint a suitable person to lib the vacancy thus 

created. 

CAUSK FOR EXPULSION. 

SEC. 34. — Any League umpire who shall in the judgment 
of the president of the League be guilty ol ungentle-manly con- 
duct, or of selling or offering I" sell a game of which he is um- 
pire, shall thereupon lie removed from his official capacity and 
placed under the same disabilities inflicted upon expelled play- 
ers by the constitution of this League. 



SE I' 1 'LEMEN T OF CLUB DISPU IKS. 
1 ill GOVERNING I kiln n \l.. 

ec. 35. — The Hoard ol Directors shall be the sole tribunal 
1,, determine disputes between clubs; the facts to be submitted 

an. I the dispute adjudicated under such regulations as the Board 

shall prescribe in each case, The finding of the Board shall !>■ 

final, and under no circumstances shall be reconsidered, re- 

1 or inquired into, either by the league or any subsequent 

Bi ard, 

THE GOVERNING I OWER. 

SBC. (6. -The Board shall at once consider any complaint 

preferred by a club against a managl 1 "i player of another club 

1 [11 ior to the expiration of the championship season) for con- 
duct in violation of any provision of this constitution, or pre 



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judicial to the good repute of the game "f l)ase ball, ami shall 
have power to require the club t" which such player or man- 
ager may belong to discipline him, and upon repetition of such 
offense to expel him. Provided, that such complaint be pre- 
ferred in writing, giving such particulars as may enable the 
Board to ascertain all the facts, and he transmitted to the 
retary by whom it shall at once be referred to the Hoard. 

AtJjri.li A riKC I OMPLAIN I S l-\ PLAYERS, 

SEC. ;5~- — In case a player under contract with a l« 
club, shall during a current season prefer a complaint in writ- 
ing to the secretary of the League against such club, alleging 
that such club is in arrears to him for salary lor more than fif- 
teen days after such salary became due on account oi such con- 
tract, the secretary shall at once transmit to the said dub a copy 
of such complaint, and require an answer thereto. On receipt of 
such answer, or if one week shall have elapsed without the re- 
ceipt of an answer, the secretary shall refer the paper in the 
case to the Hoard of Directors through its chairman, and should 
the Board find the player's complaint sustained, they shall re- 
quire the club, under penalty ol forfeiture of its membership, 
to pay to the player forthwith the full amount ascertained to be 
due him. Provided, that should the player refuse to serve the 
club pending action by the Boat I On his complaint he will 
thereby forfeit the benefits ol the award, and in such case the 
Board shall revoke his award: 

THE '"Mil i ,f APPEAL. 

Sec. 38. — The Hoard shall also be the sole tribunal for the 
hearing of an appeal made by any person who shall have been 
expelled, suspended or disciplined by his club. The matter 
shall be pro ith in thi following manner: Such person 

shall, within thirty da) aftei the due of the expulsion, sus- 
pension or disi iplne, file with the secretary a written statement 
of his defense, accompanied by a request that an appeal be 
allowed him. The secretary shall notify the club oi there- 
quest for an appeal, accompanying such notice with a cops of 

the appeal, and at the next i I meeting, the club, by its duly 

authorized representative, and the appellant in person, by attor- 
ney, or by written Statement, shall appear before the Hoard with 
their testimony. The Board shall impartially hear the matter 
and render their derision, which shall be final and foi 
binding on both club anil player. 

SEC, 39. — No director shall sit in the trial of a cause in 
which his club is interested. 



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SBC 40. — Any expense of trials or arbitrations shall be borne 
equally by the parties to the controversy. 

ADOPTING PLAYING RULES. 

SEC. 41. — This League shall adopt such playing rules as it 
deems best for the conduct of its business. 

THE CHAMPIONSHIP Kill's. 

THE C0MPE1 INi; CLUBS. 

Sec. 42. — The championship of the United States established 
by this League shall be contended for yearly by the clubs 
composing the League. 

Dl KAI ION OF I HE SEASON. 

SEC, 43. — The championship season shall extend from such 
date in April or May to such date in September or < Ictober as the 
League may determine at its stated or special meeting. 
CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES. 

Skc. 44. — Every game played between two clubs from the 
commencement of the championship season to the completion of 
the championship series between such chilis shall be a game for 
the championship, and no League club shall lend or exchange 
players to or with each other for iny game played during the 
championship season. 

NUMBER OF 1 i IMES. 

SEC. 45.— Each club shall play twelve or more championship 
games with every other club, bul .1 tie or draw game or a game 
prevented by rain shall be played "It on the same grounds on a 
succeeding open date within the dales of the same schedule 
series between such clubs, or any succeeding series. An open 
date succeeding any series of games between two clubs shall be 
considered as belonging lo and within the dates of the preceding 
series, providing such day is not absolutely required by either 
club to meet its next schedule appointment. 

.1 1 HAMPIONSHIF Rl I 

Sei . 46.— Each club shall have half of the championship series 
i>l games with every other club played on its grounds, except as 
otherwise provided in Sec is, ami in all the ilciaiis.it such games 
that do not involve the rights of the visiting club under the playing 
rules, but relate solely to such games as attractive exhibitions to 
the patrons oi the home club, the visitjng club shall defer to the 
wi dies of the home club, and the visiting club shad furnish t,i a 
person designated by the home club the batting order of its nine 
by to the morning of the day of each game, or the 

evening previous if requested. In case of the failure of any 

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Stipulated, it shall forfeit the sum of $10, which amount shall be 
immediately transmitted to the secretary of the League, upon the 
receipt of notice from him of the infliction of such fine, which 
notice shall be given by the secretary upon receipt of complaint 
from the home club. 

It shall be the duty of the home club to furnish the manager 
ami captain of the visiting club with a list of the batting order 
before the commencement of the game under similar penalties for 
default as herein prescribed. The visiting club shall have the 
right to practice its nine on the grounds of the home club between 
ti ami 12 o'clock A. M. on each cay of its visit daring the cham- 
pionship s. ason. 

i BE CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDUXE. 

SEC. 47. — All championship games shall be arranged in a writ- 
ten schedule prepared by the schedule committee, and reported 
to and adopted by the League by a three-foartbs vote before the 
beginning of the championship season. The schedule shall pro- 
vide for an equal number of return games and specify the date 
of each game, and the date of each series of games. No date in 
said schedule shall subsequently be changed, except (1) by written 
agreement of two clubs from .1 date fixed by the schedule for a 
game between such clubs to another day prior to the firsl and sub- 
sequent to the last date of the s.unc schedule series between such 
clubs; or (2) hs provided in Sec Is; or (3), by the written consent 
of three-fourths of all the League 1 

'INK ADMISSION FEES. 

Sec. 4S. — The general admission fee to all championship games 
shall be fifty cents (50), but each club shall designate a part of 
its grounds and provide seals thereon the admission fee to which 
shall be twenty-five (25) cents, and all division of percentages 

shall be made on the basis of fifty (50) cents, except as to that 
part of the grounds the admission fee to which is fixed at twenty- 
five (25) cents, and as to sin ii part of said grounds all division of 
percentage shall be on the basis of twenty-live cents. 

Kl.i ORD of RECEIP1 s. 

SEC, 4 1 ). — At the conclusion of each championship game the 
home club shall deliver to the manager of the visiting club (and 
shall transmit by mail to the president of the visiting club a dupli- 
cate of the same) a statement of the receipts of said game which 
must include all fifty cent and all twenty live :ent admis 
Prior to any division of the receipts ten per centum thereof shall 
br deducted to be deposited in the general fund, and the balance 
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debts incurred by this League and all current expenses are paid 
and a treasury fund of ¥25,00 has accumulated, the balance shall 
be equally divided monthly among all the clubs. 

THE TURN -mm COUNT. 

Sic, 50 The number of persons admitted to the grounds shall 
l>e determined by the use <>l the necessary number of self-register- 
ing turnstiles, the arras of which shall extend within four inches 
<jf a dividing partition, the keys of which shall lie delivered 
10 the agent of the visiting club before the opening of the 
grounds foi each game; and said agent ol the visiting club 
shall have full access to such turnstile, and the box of such turn- 
Stile shall not lie removed until alter the close of the seventh 
innings and in case a carriage gate is used a ticket for each person 
admitted through such gate shall at once be delivered 'o the 
agent of the visiting club. No person shall be admitted free to 
Ihe grounds during or prior to such game or the hour appointed 
tlurefor, excepting only players ol contesting clubs, policemen in 
uniform, the umpires and the necessary employes of the home 
club. The visiting club shall have the righl to accept the turn- 
stile count for each and all games, or to count all tickeis. Each 
club shall be required to us.- for its business a substantial paste- 
board ticket, which can be readily counted. 

DIAGRAM cil' GROUNDS. 

SEC. 51. — No club shall be allowed to have more than four 
entrances to its grounds except upon holidays, but for all such 
days the visiting club shall be given at least ten .lays' notice of 
the whole number and location of additional entrances: provided, 
however, emergency gates may be opined by consent of the visit- 
ing club if occasion requires. 

STOPPING PLAY rO LINS. 

Sec. 52. — On any day when either club is required to leave a city 
1 in ordei to reach another city, where ii is scheduled to plaj 
iis next game, the home club shall be compelled UOOn proper notice 
by the visiting club to begin the game three hours ava] a half before 
the time of ihe departure of the lasl train by means of which either 
club can reach the next scheduled point in time. And either clcb 
may leave the field at any time within one hour of said train time 
without forfeiting any rif hts or privileges, provided five innings 
have been played, an lth< tmpin tidge of the time. 



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( ONSTITU HON. 



GIVING OCT KAIN i KECKS. 



SEC. 53. — In the event of a game being stopped by rain before 
completion of five innings, the home club may issue rain checks, 
good for any succeeding game. If rain checks are so issued the 
visiting cluD shall not be entitled to its percentage of receipts; 
but if rain checks arc not issued, the visiting club snail be entitled 
to its percentage of receipts, precisely as if the game had been 
full v played. 

ON FORFE1 I ED GAMES. 

SEC. 54 — A club shall be entitled to forfeited games — to count 
in its series as games won by a score of nine runs to none — in 
case where the umpire in any championship game shall award the 
game to such club on account of the violation by the contesting 
club of any section of this Constitution or of any playing rule; 
and in the event of said forfeiture being caused by the with- 
drawal of the players during the progress of the game, or by a 
failure to report with its team at the time fixed for the game, 
unless written notice has been received from the home club that 
the game cannot be played, then such foifeiting club shall incur a 
penalty of one thousand dollars, which shall be payable to the 
Secretary of the League within ten days thereafter for the use and 
benefit of the non-offending club, but said line may be remitted 
or modified upon appeal to and a hearing by the Board oi I ►irei tors. 

ON in; \w\ C iMES. 

Sec. 55. — Drawn, tie and postponed games shall not count in 
the series as games (but any game of not less than live innings 
shall be included in the averages), but must be played off, if pos- 
sible, as provided in Sec. 4s It they cannot be played 
therein provided, they may subsequently be played off , if sufficient 
time exists before the close of the season. 

Double games for one admission shall not be permitted until 
the last schedule scries, when they shall be compulsory to the ex- 
tent of playing off all postponed, tie or drawn games. 

WINNING lilt: PENNAN I. 

Sec. 56. — The club which shall have won the greatesl percen- 
tage of games in tiie championship series, shall be declared the 
champion club of the United States for the season in which such 
games were played. In the event that two or more clubs shall 
have won the same percentage of games, then the Hoard shall at 
once arrange a special series of three games between any two of 
such clubs, such games to be played ai the close of the champion- 
ship seas, ,11. and the games s, , played shall be included in the 
championship record, and counted in determining the award of 
the championship. In such case only the provisions of this Con- 
stitution prohibiting the playing or recording as championship 
games, games played after the expiration of the championship 



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season, shall have no effect. The emblem of the championship 
shall be a pennant (of the national colors) to cost not less than 
one hundred dollars (fioo). It shall be inscribed with the 
motto, ''Champion Base Ball Club of. the United States," with the 
name of t he club and the year in which the title was won, and 
the champion club shall be entitled to fly the pennant until 
the close ol the ensuing year. 



DECIDING I III i HAMPrOXSHIP. 

SEC 57- — The championship shall be decided in the following 
manner: 

Within twenty-four hours after every match game played for 
the championship, the home club shall prepare and forward to the 
Secretary of the League a statement containing the full score ol 
the game, according to the system specified in the playing rules. 
the date, the place where played, the names of the clubs and 
umpire; provided, that no tie or drawn game shall be considered 
a game for any purpose except lie . and provided, 

further, that in any case where the set retary shall not receive the 

•! a championship game within live days after the playing 

of such game, the club who5e-.duty il is to forward such score 
shall pay to the League the sum of two dollars as the penalty of 

such default. 

At the (lose of the season the secretary shall prepare a tabular 
statement of the games won ami lost by each club, according to 
the statement so sent him. which statement shad be the sole evi- 
in the matter, and submit the same, with the statements so 
sent him. to the Hoard, who shall make the award in writing and 
report the same to the League at its annual meeting. 

In making the award the Hoard shall consider: 

(il The tabular statement of the secretary. 

(2) Forfeited games. 

(31 Games participated in by clubs which have withdrawn, dis- 
banded or forfeited their membership without completing their 
championship series with all other I e tgue clubs, such games shall 
be counted to th : following extent: The Hoard shall ascertain the 
least number of ch mpionship games played by such club with 
any club remaining in the League, and shall from the first game 
participated in during the championship set ies by such retired 
club, count in the series of each League club a similar number of 
games, and all other games participated in by such retired club 
shall not be counted in tin- championship scries Provided, 
that if such retired club shall Jiave failed to plaj a! least one 
championship game with every League cljb. all games partici- 
pated in by it shall be thrown out entirely. 



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< ONSl I 1 UTION. 



INM'AI. MK.EI ING. 

SEC. ??. — The annual meeting of the League shall be held on 
first Wednesday after the second Tuesday in November of 
each year, 31 12 o'clock noon, and at such places as shall have 
been determined 'by a vov at the pn vious annual meeting. 

CLUB Rl II I -l STATION. 

si i . c<). — At such meeting each club shall be represented and 
■-hall be entitled to two repn entatives, and to have in addition 
thereto any oj its officers or ex-officers present at such meeting; 
but no club shall be permitted to send as a representative any 
person under contract or engagement as a ball player or mart 
and belonging to the nine ol said club in such capacity. They 
shall present a certificate from the president or secretary ol 
their club, showing their authority to act, but no club shall 
more than one 



THE LEAGUE SESSIONS. 

SEC. 6 >. — This I e I ty, upon a majority vote of its nietn- 

eled to go into executive session for the transaction of its 
business, and dur ng Midi sessions no club shall In- entitled 
to more than two I ntatives. 

i i I ai Mir t [NGS. 

SE( . id. — special meetings mav be called by the president of 
this League on his own option or on the written call of six clubs. 

ORDER "I in I NESS. 

SEC. 62 — A representation of a majority of clubs shall consti- 
tute a quorum for the transai tion of business, bet a less nun 
m. iv adjourn f om time to time until a quorum is obtained. 

63.— The following shall be the ordei of business, unless 
suspended b) a three-fourths vote of the chili members: 

1. Reading Minutes ol [asl meeting. 

2. Report of Board of I lirectors. 
;. Report ol 1 oniiiiillo-s. 

4. I' lei 'ion of new members. 

5. Amendment of ConstitUtii 

o. Amendment of Playing Rules. 

7. Election of Officers. 

8. Miscellaneous business. 

9. Adjournment. 



coin i iittiox. 



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AMENDMEN 1 9. 

Sf.c. 64. — (1) The Constitution of this League may be altered 
or amended by a three-fourths vote of the League at any annual 
meeting, or by a unanimous vote at any other time. Provided, 
however, that this Section and Sections 3. 8, 48 and 41) shall not 
be altered or amended except by a unanimous vote "I this League. 

(2) Any section of llrs Constitution may be suspended or its 
provision made nonapplicable by unanimous vote at a League 
meeting. 



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NATIONAL AGREEMENT. 



NATIONAL AGREEMENT OF PROFESSIONAL 
BASE BALL ASSOCIATIONS. 

This Agreement between the National League and American 
Association of Professional Base Ball Clubs, hereinafter desig- 
nated as the pan t ■•! the ftrsl part, such eligible professional base 
baH associations as shall, with the assent of th i National Hoard 
of Professional lire Ball Associations.be admitted to Class A 
ami become signatory parties hereto - hereinafter designati 
the parties of the second part, and such other eligible professional 
base ball associations as shall, with the assent of said National 
Hoard, be admitted to Class Hand become signatory parties hereto 
— hereinafter designated as the parties of the third part. Wit- 
nesse'.h. That 

i. This instrument shall be called the National Agreement of 
Professional Base Ball Associations. 

2. The general enforcement of this Agreement, the protection 
of rights thereunder, the determination of all controversies as 
hereinafter provided, and generally the regulation of all tilings 
within the sjope of this Agreement, an each and severally con 
ferred upon ami committed to a Board to be Known as " The 
National Hoard of I 'rolrssion.il I'.ase Hall As-ocial ions." Tins 
Board shall consi tsol th.ee delegates, representing the party of 
the first part, and one del- gate representing each of the parties of 
the second part, electa i fr by their respective constituent 
associations. 'I he officers of the Hoard shall consist of a chair- 
man, secretary and tr asuier. which offices may be tilled by ei her 

two or three persons. Ail officers, assistants, agents or em- 
ploves shall be selected, and all other questions, except as here- 
inafter prescribed, shall lie decided In the entire Board, a majority 
of the delegates of the panic-, ol the first part concurring in such 

Hon and decision, A quorum for the transai tion i I business 

shall be constituted by the , fa majority ol the delegates 

of the party of the liist pan. 

3. The Hoard may adopt rules and rcgulat 'ons prescribing the 
duties of each and ail ol its officers, its method of procedure and 
the general transaction of its business, 

4. It shall be the duly of the Board, md it shall have full and 
final jurisdiction: 

(«) To hear and determine all disputes and complaints between 

iations and clubs; between one club and another, members 

-I different associations; between clubs and players or managers, 

and. in addition thereto, all disputes and complaints arising under 

and of all matters involving the interpretation of the National 



NATIONAL AGREEMEN I. 



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Agreement or the disposition of the rights thereunder. Clubs 
belonging to the same association, by mutual consent, or upon 
the request of the association to which they belong, may refer any 
controversy between such clubs or in which such clubs are 
interested, to the Hoard for decision or adjustment. 

(/<) In the performance of iis duties the Board shall have power 
to impose lines or penalties upon assi icial ions, clubs, club officers, 
players, managers, scorers and umpires, and to suspend any such 
org inization or person from the protection and privileges of the 
National Agreement in any instances in which, in its opinion, ii 
or he shall have been guilty of conduct detrimental to the general 
welfare of the game, or in violation of the letter or spirit of the 
National Agreement. 

(c) Its decisions shall be final over any and all matters within 
its jurisdiction. 

(i/) It may reinstate any person or body suspended. 

(<•) It shall have power to make such reasonable assessments 
upon clubs or associations as may be necessary to defray the ex- 
es incidental to the performanceof its duties and the enforce- 
ment of i his Agreement. 

(/) It may make all orders, rules and regulations, which it may 
deem necessary for the performance oi its duties and the exercise 
of its powers, and i" accomplish the purpose in view iii its estab- 
lishment anil mend and supplement the same from lime to time; 
provided, prior notice of any proposed amendments or supple- 
ments be given to all members of the Board befor< action be taken 
thereon. 

I , ) It may cause the proceedings or rulings, or any part thereof, 
in any case which may be deemed of sufficient importance to serve 
as a precedent, to be published in such a manner as m 
prescribed. 

(/;) Whenever anybody or person shall desire to submit any 
matter for the consideration of the Hoard it shall be presenti 
the chairman by a concise statement thereof, and accompanied In 1 
such evidence as may be in support of such statement. Notice 
shall lie given to any other body or person interested in tue matter, 
to make answei and to present appropriate evidence in support 
thereof, 

5. («) Assoeiationsparties.il the second pan shall be known 
ami designated as members oi Class A, and associations parties ,.| 
the third part shall be known and designated 1- members of Class 
Ii, and an association of either class whose membership shall at 
any time be reduced to less than four clubs actually engaged in a 
schedule of championship games during and to the close of the 
season shall cease to be patties to, and forfeit all rights, privileges 
and protection under the National Agreement. 



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NATIONAL AGREEMENT. 



(i) Whentan association applies for protection and classification 
under the National Agreement, it shall include and state in its 
application to the secretary of the Board: The class, A or B, into 
which it seeks admission; the list of its club members with the re- 
spective location of their business offices and playing grounds; 
the monthly salary limit for its club teams and maximum monthly 
salary limit of their players; a copy of the cons itution and by- 
laws of the association; a pledge or agreement lor the maintenance 
dI said salary limit and the faithful performance of its obligations 
under the National Agreement, its own constitution and by-laws, 
ami its other contractual obligations; which classification, club 
membership, location of club offices and playing grounds, salary 
limit, constitution, by-laws and pledge or agreement shall not, 
after approval by the Board, be changed, modified, altered or 
released without the assent of the Board. 

(f) (.'las-. A shall constitute associations whose clubs shall have 
the privilege of contracting with their players for one, two or three 
seasons or years, and of reservation, in accordance with An. g, 
of players under contract of only one season or year; subject to 
the right of "selection" of their players by a club member of the 
parly of the first part, in accordance with Art. 8, al the rate of 
$1000 for the release of each player SO "selected." When such 
association shall COnS'St of bin lour clubs, it shall pay to the sec- 
retai v of the Board $250 lor each ol said clubs; when of six club,, 
$200 for each of said clubs; when of eight or more chilis. Si 
for each of said clubs. Such payments lo be made before the 
beginning of the championship se 

(,/) Class I! shall constitute associations whose clubs shall have 
the privilege of contracting with their players (or but one season 
with or without reservation (in accordance with Art. 9) as they 
mav elect by notice to the secretary of the Board prior to 
beginning of their championship season. Such association shall 
be subject to the right of "selection" by a club member of either 
of the parties of the liisi and second part in accordance with Art. 
6, al the rate of $500 for the release ol each player so "selected" 
— if entitled to reservation privileges. 

When such association shall elect reservation privileges, il shall 
pay to the secretary of the Board for each of its clubs one hall the 
sums payable, as above prescribed, lor associations in Class A, 
and, when noi entitled to reservation privileges, the sum of 
twenty- hve dollars pet club prior to the beginning ol the playing 
1. 

o. (,/l For the purpose of enabling players to advance in their 
profession a club member ol the party ol then; 1 part ma) 
any time after October 1, in any year and before February I of the 
succeeding year, with the consent ol the Board, negotiate with any 



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player then under contract with or reservation by a club member 
of such association, and "select" such player upon payment of 
the sum specified in Art. 5. And a club member of an association 
in ( lass A may negotiate with and make similar "selection" of a 
player then under contract and reservation by a club member of 
an assoc ation in Class 1!. Provided, that no such "selection" 
shall be enforced, and DO tiansferof a player shall be made unless 
he shall receive an increase of salary. 

(/<) Any <lul> entitled to make a "selection" of a player and 
desiring to do so, shall notify the secretary of the Hoard, stating 
the name of the player and the club with which he is under con- 
tract of reservation, and inclosing the amount specified in Art. 5, 
to be paid for such release. The secretary shall thereupon notify 
the club or association from which such "selection" is to be made, 
and shall order his transfer to the "selecting" club. Notice of 
such transfer shall thereupon be promulgated. 

7. Contracts between clubs and players shall be in writing in 
the form p escribed by the Board. An informal contract, whether 
cvidciu ed by telegrams or other « riting, shall be valid for a period 
not exceeding thirty days, until a contract in the prescribed form 
shall be tendere 1 by the contracting club to the contracting playei . 
The failure oi the club to so tender such formal contract will 
release the player from all contractual obligations thereunder, and 
the refusal of the player to execute such formal contract win 
tendered shall extend the validity of his informal contract until he 
shall execute said formal contract. 

%. No club shall at any time enter into negotiations or cont act 
with any player under contract to or reservation by another club 
without the hitter's consent, under such fines and penalties as the 
Board may inflict. 

(1. On or before the tenth day of October in each year the 
secretaries of associations, parties hereto, entitled to privili 
reservation, shall transmit to the secretary of the Hoard a reserve 
lisi of players, not exceeding fourteen in number, then undet 
tract with each of its several club members, for the current 01 F01 

any succeeding season or seasons, ami in addition thereto a listof 
such players reserved in any prior annual reserve list, who have 
refused to contract with such clubs, and of all ineligible players. 
Such players, together with all others thereafter to be regularly 
contracted with by such clubs, ate and shall be ineligible to con- 
tract with any other club of any association, except as herein pre- 
k d. The secretary of said Hoard shall thereupon promulgate 
such lists, provided that no did) shall be permitted to reserve any 
while in arrears of salary to him. 

1,,. The Board mayalso rom contract or reservation 

any player or manager, when the club with which he has con- 



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NATION A I . A ( -, R E K M ENT. 



tracted, or by which ne has neen reserve.!, shall be in arrears to 
him for salary for more than fifteen days after such salary became 
clue; or when the reserving club lias failed to tender to any player. 
on hi before the is1 day of March, after such reservalion, a formal 
contract, with a salary of at least such an amount per month as 
the Hoard may fixas the minimum sala y to be paid to such player, 
or when any such reserving club has transferred its membership 
after the close of a championship season to a different association, 
if the I Oard shall deem that the player will be prejudiced by such 
transfer. 

1 1. When a player under contract or reservation by any club 
of an association party hereto shall be expelled, suspended or 
rendered ineligible, in accordance with the rules of such associa- 
tion, notice of such disqualification shall be given to the said 
Hoard by the secretary of the association f om whose club the 
player may have been thus disqualified, and the Board shall forth- 
wi h give notice of such disqualification to the several clubs acting 
under this Agreement. When a player shall become ineligible 
under the provisions of this Agreement, or by order of the Hoard, 
the secretary of the Hoard shall notify the several clubs acting 
under this agreement of such disqualification. From the receipt 
of any such notice all club membeis of associations acting under 
this Agreement shall be debarred from employing or playing with 

mist such disqualified player until the period of disqualifica- 
tion shall have terminated or the disqualification be revoked by 
the association from which such player was disqualified, or by the 
Board, and due notice of such revocation shall be given by the 
Hoard to the said several clubs. 

12. Any player, who has entered into a contract with any club 
of any association party hereto, may be suspended without pay or 
lined by such club or association foi breach of contrail or breach 
of any of the rules of 5Ui h I Inb 01 assoi iation, and he shall there- 
after be ineligible to sign or play during the remainder of the 
current season with any of the clubs ol any associations acting 
hereunder, unless such disability shall have been sooner removed 
by the club or association by which he was suspended, or by the 
iioard. 



RULES AND REGULATIONS. 



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THE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE NA- 
TIONAL BOARD OF PROFESSIONAL BASE 
BALL ASSOCIATIONS. 



MEMBERS OF I ill i; l IRD. 

A. II SODEN, Chairman, Boston, Ma 

N. E. Young, Secretary and frelsurer, Box 536, Washington, 
I) C 

II. R VonderHorst, Baltimore, Mil. 

The following rules and regulations have been adopted by the 
National Hoard of Professional base Ball Associations and me 
here given in order that hey may be understood by all those 
interested. The same being adopted and to remain in force until 
repealed, altered, added to, or amended. 

THE 1 HAIRMAN. 

1, The duties of the ( hairmall shall be as follows: 

a. To issue calls for meetings ol the Board and preside at surh 
meetings, having all powers with referenc; thereto which are 
inci .cut to a presiding oflfu 

t To rule upon and decide all incidental and routine matters 
presented for determination, with power to delegate ihi duty to 
the Secretary or any member Ol the board. 

e To supervise the performance of the duties imposed upon 
the other members of the b< aid. 

1/ To s e that each and all ol the orders ol this Board are cora- 

1 1 e 1 1 w 1 1 ** 

1 Till: SE< RETARY ANI> TREASI RER. 

2. The offices of the Secretary and IVeasurer ma) be idle I by 
one and the same person tnd the duties ol such office* shall bi 1 

lolloWS. 

ti To receive, receipt lor and disburse all monevs payable to 
this Board, and to make a I huancial statements required by the 
I 10 visions of the National Agreement 

fi. To k ep the records of the pr dingsol the bond, to- 
gether with all the records required to be kept bj the provision , i| 
the National Agreement. 

c. To issue all notices required bj the National Agreement to 

be Issued. 

d. To give interpretation to the playing rules when requested 
so to do, pursuant to the provisions ol the National Agreement. 



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RULES AND REGULATIONS. 



e. To receive all applications for membership under the Na- 
tional Agreement, and to see t at the applicants pay their proper 
dues. 

f. To give notice of all lines and penalties imposed by the 
Hoard, and to see that the same are paid. 

g. To attend to such other matters as may be required of him 
by the Hoard and to I, i Is of all the business and il 
connected with the Hoard. 

ELI ri [ONS. 

The Chairman and the Secretary and Treasurer shall be ell 
annually, at sonic meeting after the first of January, and shall 
hold until their successors are elected and qualify. 
OPINIONS AND DECISIONS. 

Whenever any controversy or matter to be submitted to the 
Board lor adjustment or decision shall be forwarded, together 
with all evideiue and documents therewith connected, to the 
Secretary and Treasuier, he shall, after submitting Lhe same to the 
Hoard, promulgate or publish the opinion which must be prepared 
by the Chairman or such othei member ol the Hoard as he shall 
designate. . CTK)N ,,, players. 

Whenever ;mv player -hall be ' Selected" by more than One club. 

the Hoard will award him to the club which shall havi 
formal notice with the Secretai \ thai it desires the si cvice i of said 
player Such notice, however, must be accompanied by the 
deposit required by the provisions' ol the National Agreement, 
otherwise such notice will I e of no effect and void. A player so 
awarded shall be ineligible to sign with any other club, and upon 
declining to abide by the decision-, ol the Hoard, may be included 
in the regular list of reserved players ol the club selecting him as 
per the provisions ,,f Section 9 ol the National Agreement. 
A< CEPI 1 11 11 writs. 
Whenever the services of any player re-leased under the pro- 
visions ol the National Agr. eineni an ub 01 
association, authorized so to do by the provisions ol such agree- 
ment, notice thereof shall be ai on e givi 11 to the Secretary, who 
shall accordingly promulgate the 1 1 

PAYMENTS. 

All expenses of the Board, including compensation 10 the Sec- 
retary and Treasurer, or am 1 er or inembei ol the U 
h,r special work performed, telegraphing, postage, and 
expenses as shall be allowed, must be paid by check ol the Sec- 
retary and Treasurer and vouchers taken therefor, which v 

shall be submitted at least once a year to the Board lor examina- 
tion and approval. 



THE, PLRYING RULES 

— OF— 

Professional Base Ball Clubs. 

AS ADOPTED BY 1'IIK NATIONAL LEAGUE \NI> AHERICAN ASSOCI- 
ATION OF PROFESSIONAL BASE BALL CLUBS. 



1 HE BALL OROI ND. 

Rule i. The Ground must be an inclosed field, sufficient in 
size to enable each player to play in his position as required by 
these Rules. 

Rule 2. The Intield must be a space of ground thirty yards 
square. 

THE BASES. 

RULE !. The bases must be: 

Sec. 1. Four in number, and designated as First Base, Sec- 
ond Base, Third Baseand II e Ba 1 

Sec. 2. The Home Base must be ol whitened rubber twelve 
inches square, so fixed in the ground as to be even with the sui- 
face, and so placed in the corner of the infield that two of its sides 
will form part of the boundaries of said infield. 

SEC. 3. The First, Second and Third liases must be while 
canvas bags, fifteen inches square, and filled with some soft ma- 
terial, and so placed that the center of the second base shall be 
upon its corner of the infield, and the center of the lirst and third 
bases shall be on the lines running to and from second base and 
seven and one-half inches from the foul lines, providing that each 
base shall be entirely within the foul lines. 

SEC. 4. All the bases must be securely fastened in their po 
tions. 

I HE FOI I t inks. 

ROLE 4. The foul lines must be drawn in Straight lines from 
the outer corner of the Home Base, along the outer edge oi the 
First and Third liases, to the boundaries oi the 1 iround. 
THE POSITION links. 

Rule 5. The Pitcher's Boundary shall be marked by a white 
rubber plate twelve inches long and lour inches wide so fixed in 

the ground as to be even with the surface at the distance of sixty 

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PLAYING RULES. 



feet six inches from the outer corner of the home plate, so that a 
line drawn from the center of the Home Base and the center of the 
Second Base shall give six inches on either side. 

RULE 6. The Catcher's Lines must be drawn from the outer 
corner of the Home Base, in continuation of the Foul Lines, 
straight to the limits of the Ground back of Home Base. 

Rri.K 7. The Captain's or Coacher's Line must be a line fifteen 
feet from and parallel with the Foul Lines, said lines commencing 
at a line parallel with and seventy-five feet distant from the 
Catcher's Lines, and running thence to the limits of the ground-. 

Rule 8. The Player's Lines must be drawn from the Catcher's 
Lines to the limits of the Ground, fifty feet distant from and 
parallel with, the foul lines. 

Rule 9. The Batsman's Lines must be straight lines forming 
the boundaries of a space on the right, and of a similar spare on 
the left of the Home Base, six feel long by four feet wide, extend- 
ing three feet in front ol and three feel behind the center of the 
Home Base, and with its nearest line distant six inches from the 
I [ome Base. 

RULE 10. The Thro Feel 1 ines must be drawn as follows: 
From a point on the Foul Linefrom Home Base to First Base, 
and equally distant from such bases, shall be drawn a lineon foul 
Ground, at a right angle to said Foul Line, and to a point 1 
feet distant from it; thence running parallel with said Foul Line, 
to a point three feet distant from the First Base; thence in a 
straight line to the Foul Line, and thence upon the Foul Line to 
point of beginning, 

RULE II. The lines designated in Rules 4, 6, 7, S, 9, and 10 
must be marked with chalk or other suitable malt-rial, so as to be 
distinctly seen by the Umpire. Thej must all be so marked their 
entire length, except tlte Captain's and Player's Lines, which must 

be so marked for a distanci thirty-five yards from the 

( atcher's Lines. 

1 III BA1 I . 

Ri 1 1, 12. The Kail:* 

SEC. i. Must not weigh less th more than live and 

one-quarter ounces avoirdupois, and measure not h-ss than nine 
nor mon: than nine and One-quarter inches in circumference. 
Spalding League Ball or the Reach American Association Ball 
must be used in all games played under these rules. 

SEC. 2 For each championship game two balls shall be fur- 
d by the Home Club to the Umpire Cor use. When th- 
in play is batted over the fence or stands, on to foul ground out of 
sight of the players, the other ball shall be immediately put into 
play by the Umpire. As often as one of the two in use shall be 
lost, a new one must be substituted, so that the Umpire shall at all 



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times after the game begins, have two for use. The moment the 
Umpire delivers a new or alternate ball to the pitcher it comes into 
play, and shall not be exchanged until it, in turn, passes out of 
sight on to foul ground. At no time shall the ball be intentionally 
discolored by rubbing it with the soil or otherwise. 

Sec. 3. In all games th( ball or balls played with shall be fur- 
nished by the Home Club, and the last ball in play becomes the 
property of the winning club. Each ball to be used in champion- 
ship games shall be examined, measured and weighed by the 
Secretary of the Association, inclosed in a paper box and sealed 
with the seal ol the Secretary, which seal shall not be broken ex- 
cept by the Umpire in the presence ol the Captains of the two con- 
testing nines after play has been railed. 

SEC. 4. Should the ball become out of shape, or cut or ripped 
so as to expose the yarn, or in any way so injured as to be — in the 
opinion of the Umpire — unfit (or fair use, the Umpire, on being 
appealed to by either Captain, shall at mice put the alternate ball 
into play anil call for a new one. 

THE BAT, 

Rule. 13. The Bal 

Must be made wholly of lard wood except that the handle 
may be wound with twine, 01 a granulated substance applied, not 
I • ighteen inches from the end. 

It must be round, not exceed two and one-half inches in diametei 
in the thickest part, and must not exceed forty-two inches in 
length. 

THE PI AYERS AND I 111 11; POS1 l IONS. 

Ktl.l, 14. The players of each club in a game shall be nine in 
number, one of whom shall act as Captain, and in no case shall 
less than nine men be allowed to play on each side. 

Kni. is. The players' positions shall be such as may be 
assigned them bv their Captain, except thai the Pitcher must take 
the position as defined in Rules 5 and is. 

Ki 1 |. id. Players in uniform shall nol be permitted to occupy 
imong the spectators. 

Rti K 17. Every Club shall adopt uniforms for its players, but 
no player shall attach anything to the sole or heel of his shoes 
othei than tbi ordinary b ise b dl shoe plate. 

I'l AYKRS' I'.I'M in . 

Kilt-. t8. The Players' Benches must be furnished by the 
home club, and placed upon a portion of the ground Outside ol . 
and not nearer than twenty-five feet to the Players' Lines. One 
such bench must be lor the exclusive use of the visiting club and 
one lor the exclusive use ol (he home club, and the players of the 
competing teams shall be required to occupy their respective 
benches during the progress ol Ihe game. 



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THK GAME. 

Rule 19. Section i. Every Championship Game must be 

commenced not later than two hours before sunset. 

Sei . 2. A 1 Same shall consist of nine innings to each contest- 
ing nine, except that, 

1.1I If the side first at bat scores less runs in nine innings than 
the other side has scored in eight innings, the game shall then 
terminate. 

(b) If the side last at bat in the ninth inning scores the win- 
ning run before the third man is out. the game shall terminate. 

A 111: GAME. 
RULE 20. If the score be a lie at the end of nine innings to 
each side, play shall only be continued until the side first at bat 
shall have scored one or more runs than the other side, in an 
equal number of innings, or until the other side shall score one 
or more runs than the side first at bat. 

A DRAWN GAME. 

RULE 21. A Drawn Game shall be declared br the Umpire 

when he terminates a game on account of darkness or rain, after 

fivi equal innings have been played if the score at the time is 

equal on the last even innings played; but if the side thai went 

second to bat is then al the Bat, and has scored the same number 
of runs as the other side, the Umpire shall declare the' game 

drawn without regard to the score of the last equal innings. 

A CALLED GAME. 

RULE 22. If the Umpire calls "Game" on account of dark- 
ness ,.i rain at any time after live innings have been completed. 
the score shall be that o| the last equal innings played, unless the 
side second at bat shall have scored one or inure runs than the 
side firs! at bat. in which case the score of the game shall be the 
total number of runs made. 

\ FORI II I ED GAME, 

Rule 2;,. A forfeited game sha 

in favor ol tin 1 club not in fault, at 
the following cases: 

SECTION 1. If the nine of a club fail to appear upon a held, or 
being upon the field fail to begin the game within live minutes 
the Umpire has called "Play," at the hour appointed for the 
beginning of the game, unless such delay in appearing or in com- 
mencing the game be unavoidable. 

SEC, 2. If, after the game has begun, one side refuses or fails 
to continue playing, unless such game has been suspended or ter- 
minated by the Umpire. 



be declared by the Umpire 
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Si ■ . 3, If, after pjay has been suspended by the Umpire, one 
side tails to resume playing within one minute after the I'mpire 
lias tailed "Play." 

SEC. 4. If a team resorts to dilatory practice to delay the 

SEC. 5. If, in the opinion of the I mpire, my one. of these 
rules is wilfully violated. 

Se< . 6. If, after ordering the removal of .1 player as authorized 
by Rule 56, Sec. 5, said order is not obeyed within five minutes. 

Si i . 7. In ease the Umpi - a game forfeited, he shall 

transmit a written notice thereof to the President of the Associa- 
tion within twenty-four hours thereafter. 
Ni' GAME. 

Rule 24, "No Game" shall be declared by the I'mpire if he 

shall terminate play on account of rain or darkness, before five in- 
nings on each side are completed except in ^ case when the «anic 
is called, the club second at hat shall have more runs at the end 
'•l its fourth inning than the club first at hat has made in its 
five innings, then the Umpire shall award the game to the club 
having made the greatest number of runs, and it shall lie a game 
and lie ... counted in the Championship record. 
1 1 'Mil TES. 

Ken 25, Section i. In every championshi] team 

esent on the held, in uniform, one 01 
lb ic Hi- pla 
Si ( . 2. Any such player may he substituted at any time by 
either club, hut no player thereby retired shall thereafter par- 
ticipate in the game. 

Sec. 3. The Base Runner shall nol ubstitute run for 

him, except by consent of the Captains ol the contesting teams. 
CHOICE "I'' INNINGS— CONDITION OF GROUND. 
RULE 26. The eh. nee of innings shall be given to the 
Captain of the Home ( lub, who shall also be the sole jud 
the litness of the ground for beginning a game after rain. 
THE I'l rCHER's POS1 [MON. 

Rule 27. The pitcher shall take his position l.h in;,; the bats- 
man with both feet square on the ground, and in front of the 

pitcher's plate, but in theacl "i delivering the ball one fool must 
lie in contact with the pitcher's plate defined in Rule?, lie shall 
not raise either foot, unless in the act of delivering the ball, nor 
make more than one step in such deliver)', lie shall hold the ball, 
before the delivery fairly in front of hi, body, and in sight of the 
Umpire. When the pitcher feigns to throw the ball to a base he 
must resume the above position and pause momentarily before de- 
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THE DELIVERY "l ["HI BALI — HIK AND UNP AIR BALLS. 

Rule 2S. A Fair Ball is a ball delivered by the pitcher while 
ling in his position, and facing the Batsman, the hall so de- 
livered, to pass over the I lome Base, not lower than the Batsman's 
knee, nor higher than his shoulder. 

Rule 29. An Unfair Ball is a ball delivered by the Pitcher, 
as in Rule 2*, except that the ball does not pass over the Home 
or does pass over the I lome Base above the Batsman's 
shoulder or below the knee, 

BALKING. 
RULE 30. A Balk shall be 
Section i. Any motion made by the Pitcher to deliver the ball 

to the bat without delivering it. 

SEC. 2. The holding of the ball by the Pitcher so long as to 
delay the game unnecessarily. 

Sir. 3. Any motion in delivering the ball to the bat by the 
Pitcher while not in t.ie position defined in Rule 27. 
DEAD BALLS. 

RULE 31. A Dead Ball is a ball delivered to the bat by the 
Pitcher that touches any part ol the Batsman's person or clothing 
while standing ill iiis position without being struck al; 01 an) pari 
ol Ihe Umpire's person "i clothing, while on foul ground, without 
first passing the < latcher. 

Ri I I. 32. In case of a Foul Strike, Foul Hit ball not legally 
caught out. Head Bailor Base Runner put out for being struck 
by a lair hit ball, the ball shall not be considered in play until it is 
held by the Pitcher si, in. ling in his position. 

BLOCK RALLS. 

Rule 33. Section i. A Block is a batted or thrown ball that 
is stopped or handled by any person not engaged inthsg 

sir. 2. Whenever a Block occurs the Umpire shall declare it 
and Base Runners may run the bases without being put out until 
the ball has been returned to and held by the pitchei standing in 
his position. 

Sec. 3. In the case of a lilock if the person not engaged in 
the game should retain possession of the ball, or throw or kick 
it beyond th Hie Fielders the Umpire should call "Time," 

and require each Base Runner to stop at the last base touched by 
him until the ball be returned to the Pitcher standing in his 
position. 

THE BATSMAN'S POSITION — ORDER OF BATTING. 
RULE 34. The batsmen must take their positions within the 
Batsmen's Lines, as defined in Rule 9, in the order in which they 
are named in the batting order, which batting order must be sub- 



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mitred by the Captains of t lie opposing teams bo the Umpire be- 
fore the game, and when approved by him this batting order must 
be followed except in the case of a substitute player, in which case 
the substitute must take the place of the original player in the bat- 
ting order. After the first inning the first striker in each inning 
shall he the batsman whose name follows thai of lite last man 
who has completed his turn — time al bal — in the preceding in- 
ning, 

P" "535, Section i. When their sidt goes to the bat the play- 
ers inusi immediately return to tin players' bench as defined in 
Rule 18 and remain there until the side is put out, except when 
batsman Or base runner; provided that the Captain and one as- 
sistant only may occupy the space between the Players' Lines and 
the Captain's Lines to coach base runners. 

Sim. 2. No player of the side at bat, except when Batsman, 
shall occupy any portion of the space within the (atelier's Lines, 
as defined in Rule 6. The triangular space behind the Home 
Rase is reserved for the exclusive use of the Umpire, Catcher and 
batsman, and the Umpire must prohibit any player of the side "at 
bal" from crossing the same at any linn- while the ball is in the 
hands of, or passing between the Pitcher and Catcher, while 
standing in their positions. 

SEC. '}. The players of the side "al hat" must occupy the por- 
tion of the field allotted them, but must speedily vacate any por- 
tion thereof that may be in the way of the ball, or any Fielder 
attempting to catch or field it. 

Tilt; BAT1 INC kii l;s. 

Ri it; 36. A Fair hit is a ball batted by the batsman, standing 
in his position, that first touches the ground, the First Base, the 
Third Base, any part of the person of a player, Umpire or 
any object in front of or on the Foul Lines, or batted directly to 
the ground by the liatsinan, standing in his position, that (whether 
it lust touches Foul or Fair (jround) bounds or rolls within the 
Foul lines, between I bang and First, 01' I Ionic and Third liases, 
without interference by a player. 

Ri 1 i- 37. A Toid I lit is a ball bund In' the Batsman, stand- 
ing in his position, that first touches the ground, any part of the 
person of a player, or any object behind either of the Foul Lines, 
or that strikes the person of such Batsman, while standing in his 
position, or batted directly to the ground by the Batsman, stand- 
ing in his position, that (whether it first touches Foul or Fair 
Ground) bounds or rolls outside the Foul Lines, between Home 
and First or Home and Third liases without interference by a 
player. Provided, that a Foul Hit not rising above the Batsman's 
head and caught by the Catcher playing within ten feet of the 
Home Base, shall be termed a Foul lip. 



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BALLS BATTED OUTSIDE THE GROUNDS. 

Rule 38. When a batted ball passes outside the grounds, the 
Umpire shall decide it Fair should it disappear within, or Foul 
should it disappear outside of the range of the Foul Lines, and 
Rules 36 and 37 are to be construed accordingly. 

Rule 39. A Fair Baited ball that goes over the fence shall 
entitle the Batsman to a home run, except that should it go over 
the fence at a less distance than two hundred and thirty-fivf f eet 
from the Home Base, when he shall be entitled to two bases, anu a 
distinctive line shall be marked on the fence at this point. 
strikes. 

RULE 40. A Strike is 

Sec 1 1' >\ 1. A ball struck at by the Batsman without its touch- 
ing his bat; or 

Sec. 2. A Fair Ball legally delivered by the Pitcher, but not 
struck at by the Batsman. 

Sec. 3. Any obvious attempt to make a Foul Hit. 

Rule 41. A Foul Strike is a ball batted by the Batsman when 
any part of his person is upon ground outside the lines of the 
Batsman's position. 

THE BATSMAN IS mi 1 . 

RULE 42. The Batsman is out: 

SECTION i. If he fails to take his position at the bat in his order 
of batting, unless the error be discovered and the proper Batsman 
takes his position before a fair hit has been made; and in such 
case the balls and strikes called must be counted in the time at bat 
of the proper Batsman. Provided, this rule shall not take effect 
unless the cut is declared before the ball is delivered to the suc- 
ceeding Batsman. 

Sic. 2. If he fails to take his position within one minute after 
the Umpire has called for the Batsman. 

SEC. 3. If he makes a Foul Hit other than a Foul Tip as 
defined in Rule 37, and the ball be momentarily held by a 
Fielder before touching the ground, provided it be not caught in a 
Fielder's hat or cap, or touch some object other than a Fielder, 
before being caught. 

SEC. 4. If he makes a Foul Strike. 

Sec. 5, If he attempts to hinder the Catcher from Fielding 
or throwing the ball by stepping outside the lines of his position, 
or otherwise obstructing or interfering with that player. 

SEC. 6. If, while the First Base be occupied by a base runner, 
three strikes be called on him by the Umpire, except when two 
men are already out. 

Sec. 7. If, after two strikes have been called the Batsman 
obviously attempts to make a foul hit, as in Section 3, Rule 40. 



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BASE RUNNING RULES. 

WHEN THE BATSMAN BECOMES A BASE RUNNER. 
Rule 43. The Batsman becomes a base runner: 
Si 1 riON I. Instantly after lie makes a Fair Hit. 
Sir. 2. Instantly after four balls have been called by the 



Umpire. 

Sec, 3. 

Umpire. 

SKC. 4. 

hands 



Instantly after three strikes have been declared by the 



If, while he be a batsman, his person — excepting 
forearm, which makes it a dead ball — or clothing be 
hit by a ball from the Pitcher, unless— in the opinion of the 
Umpire — he intentionally permits himself to be so hit. 

Sir. 5. Instantly after an illegal delivery of a ball by the 
Pitcher. 

BASES I'D UK TOUCHED. 

RULE 44. The Base Runner must touch each base in regular 
order, viz.. First, Second, Third and Home Bases: and when 
obliged to return (except on a foul hit) must retouch the base or 
base in reverse order. He shall only be considered as holding a 
base after touching it, and shall then be entitled to hold such 
base until he has legally touched the next base in order, or has 
been legally forced to vacate it for a succeeding Base Runner. 
ENT1 I ■i.k.i > TO BASKS. 

RULE 45. The Base Runner shall be entitled, without being 
put out. to take the Base in the following case! . 

SECTION I. If, while he was Batsman, the Umpire called four 
Balls. 

SEC. 2. If the Umpire awards a succeeding batsman a base 
on four balls, or for being hit with a pitched ball, or in case of an 
illegal delivery— as in Rule 43, Sec 4— and the Base Runner 
is thereby forced to vacate the base held by him. 

SEC. 3. If the Umpire calls a 'balk." 

Sec. 4. I fa ball delivered by the Pitcher pass the Catcher 
and touch the Umpire or any fence or building within ninety feet 
of the Home Base. 

Sic. 5. If upon a fair hit the Ball strikes the person or 
clothing of the Umpire on fair ground. 

Sec. 6, If he be prevented from making a base by the ob- 
struction of an adversary. 

Sec. 7, If the Fielder stop or catch a-balted ball with his hat, 
or any part of his dress. 

RETI RNING 1 BASES. 

Rule 46. The Base Runner shall return to his Base, and shall 
be entitled to so return without being put out: 



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SECTION I. If the Umpire declares a Koul Tip (as defined in 
37) or any other Koul Hit not legally caught by a Fielder. 

Sec. 2. If the Umpire declares a Foul Strike. 

SEC. 3. If the Umpire declare-, a Dead Ball, unless it be also 
the fourth Unfair Ball and he be thereby forced to take the next 
base, as provided in Rule 45, Sec. 2. 

SEC. 4. If the person or clothing of the Umpire interferes 
with the Catcher or he is struck by a ball thrown by the Catcher 
to intercept a Rase Runner. 

WHEN BASE RUNNERS ARK. OUT. 

Rule 47. The Base Runner is out: 

SECTION I If, after three strikes have been declared against 
him while Batsman, and the Catcher fail to catch the third strike 
ball, he plainly attempts to hinder the Catcher from fielding the 
ball. 

SEC. 2. If, having made a Fair Hit while Batsman, such fair 
hit ball be momentarily held by a Fielder, before touching the 
ground, or any object oilier than a Fielder: Provided, It be not 
caught in a Fielder's hat or cap. 

Si. i". 3. If, when the Umpire has declared three strikes on 
him, while Batsman, the third strike ball be momentarily held by 
a Fielder before touching the ground: Provided, it be not caught 
in a Fielder's hat or cap, or touch some object other than a 
Fielder, before being caught, 

SEC. 4 If, after Three Strikes or a Fair Hit, he be touched 
with the ball in the hand of a Fielder be/on he shall have touched 
First Rase. 

SEC. 5. If. after Three Strikes or a Fair Hit. the bail be se- 
curely held by a Fielder, while touching First Base with any part 
of his person, before such Rase Runner touches First Rase. 

Sec. 6 If. in running the last half of the distance from Home 
Base to First Base, while the ball is being fielded to First Rase, 
he runs outside the 'Three Feet Lines, as defined in Rule 10 

unless to avoid a Fielder, attempting to field a Ratted Ball. 

SEC. 7. If, in running from First to Second Rase, from Sec- 
ond to Third Rase, or from Third to Home Rase he runs more 
than three feet from a direct line between such bases to avoid 
toui hi '1 by the ball in the hands of a Fielder: but in rase a 
Fielder be occupying the Rase Runner's proper path, attempting 
to field a batted ball, then the Rase Runner shall run out of the 
path, and behind said Fielder, and shall not be declared out for 
so doing. 

Si ' . S. If he fails to avoid a Fielder attempting to field a 
batted ball, in the manner described in Sections 6 and 7 of this 
Rule; or if he in any way obstructs a Fielder attempting to field 
a batted ball, or intentionally interferes with a thrown ball. Pro- 



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vided. That if two or more Fielders attempt to field a batted ball, 
and the Base Runner comes in contact with one or more of them, 
the Umpire shall determine which Fielder is entitled to the ben- 
efit of this Rule, and shall not decide the Base Runner out for 
coming in contact with any other fielder. 

Sec. 9. If, at any time while the ball is in play, he be touched 
by the ball in the hands of a Fielder, unless some part of his per- 
son is touching a base he is entitled to occupy. Provided, The 
ball be held by the Fielder alter touching him; but (exception as 
to first I'.ase), in running* to first Base, lie (toy overrun said base 
without being put out for being oil' said base after lirst touching 
it, provided he returns at once and retouches the base, after which 
he may be put out as at any other base. If. in overrunning First 
Base, he also attempts to run to Second Base, or, alter passing the 
base he turns to his left from the foul line, he shall forfeit such 
exemption from being put out. 

Skc. 10. If, when a Fair or Foul Hit ball (other than a foul 
tip as referred to in Rule 37) is legall) 1 uigiil by a fielder, such 
ball is legally held by a fielder On the base occupied by the base 
Runner when Such ball was struck (or the Base Runner be touched 
with the ball in the hands of a fielder), befoic he retouches said 
base after such FairorFoul Hit ball was 90 caught, Provided, 
That the I'.ase Runnel' shall not be out in sn h 1 1 e, if, after the 
ball was legally caught as above, it be delivered to the bat In in. 
Pitcher before the fielder holds it on said base, or touches the 
Base Runner with it; but if the Base Runner in attempting to 
reach a base, detaches it before being touched or forced out. he 
shall be declared safe. 

Sec. 11. If, when a Batsman becomes a base Runner, the 
I irsl I'.ase. or the First and Second Bases, or the fust. Second 
and Third liases, be occupied, an.) base Runner so occupying a 
base shall ,-ease to be entitled to bold it, until any following Base 
Runnel is pat out. and may be put out at the nexl base or by being 
touched by the hall in the hands of a Fielder in the same manner 
as in running to First Rase, at any time before any following Base 
Runner is put out. 

Skc. 12. If a fair Hit ball strike him before touching the 
Fielder, and in such case no base shall be run unless forced by the 
Batsman becoming a Base Runner, and no run shall be scored, or 
any other Base Runner put out. 

SEC. 13. If when running to a base or forced to return to a 
base, he fail to touch the intervening base or bases if any, in the 
order prescribed in Rule 44, he may be put out at the base he fails 
to touch, or by being touched by t In- ball in the hands of a fielder, 
in the same manner as in running to first Base. 

Skc. 14. If, when the Umpire calls "Play," after any suspen- 



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sion of a game, he fails to return to am] touch the base he occu- 
pied when "'Time" was called before touching the next base. 

WHEN BATSMAN OR BASE RUNNER IS OUT, 

RULE 4S. The Umpire shall declare the Batsman or liase 
Runner out, without waiting for an appeal lor such decision, in. ill 
Cases where such player is put OUt in accordance with these rules, 
except as provided in Rule a;, Sections 10 and 14. 
COAl him; i;i les. 

RULE 49. The coachers are restricted to coaching the Base 
Runner only, and are not allowed to address any remarks except 
to the liase Runner; and then only in words of nece sary dircc 
tion; and shall not use language which will in any manner refer 
to or reflect upon a player of the opposing club, or the spectators, 
and not more than two coachers, who may be one player partici- 
pating in the game and any other player under contract to it. 
in the uniform of either club, shall be allowed at any one time, 
To enforce the above, the Captain of the opposite side may call 
the attention of the Umpire to the offence, and upon a repetition 
of the same the offending player shall be debarred from further 
coaching during the game. 

THE SCORING OF RUNS. 

Rule 50. One Run shall be scored every time a base nmneri 
after having legally touched the first three bases, shall touch the 
Home Base before three men an put oul b) (exception), If the 
third man is forced oul, or is put out before reaching l'irst liase, a 
run shall not be scored. 

THE UMPIRE. 

RULE 51. The Umpire shall nol I"- changed during the pro- 
gress of a game, except lor reason of illness or injury, 
HIS POWERS ami JURISDICTION, 

Rule 52. Ski riON 1. The Umpire is master of the Field from 

the commencement to the termination of the game, and is entitled 
to the respect of the spectators, and any person offering any insult 
or indignity to him must be promptl) ejei ted from tin- grounds. 

Sec. 2. lie must be invariably addressed by the players as Mr. 

Umpire; and he must compel tin- players t" observe the provisions 

of all the Having Rules, and he is hereby invested with authority 

to order an) player to do or omit to do any act as he may deem 

md effect to any and all of such provisions. 

5PE( I \l. Dt 
Rt LE 53. The Umpire's duti. is follows: 

Section I. The Umpire is the sol, and absolute judge of play. 



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In no instance shall any person except the Captains of the compet- 
ing teams be allowed to address him or question his decisions and 
they can onb. question him on an interpretation of the Rules. No 
Manager or any other officer of either club shall be permitted to 
goon the field oraddressthe Umpire, under a penalty of a For 

Icillire of a faille. 

Si- 1 . 'j. Before the commencement of a Game, the Umpire 

shall see that the rules governing all the materials of the game 
are strictly observed, lie shall ask the Captain of the Home 
Club whether there are any special ground rules to be enforced, 
and it there are, he shall see that they are duly enforced, provided 
the\ do not eotdliet with any of these rules. 

Sec. 3. The Umpire must keep the contesting nines playing 
constantly from the commencement of the game to its termination, 
allowing such delays only as are rendered unavoidable by accident, 
injury or rain. I le must, until the completion "I the game, require 
the players of each side to promptly take their positions in the 

field .1 I ! he third man is put out, and must require the first 

striker of the opposite side to be in his position at the bat as soon 
as the fielders are in their places. 

Sec. 4. The Umpire shall count and call every "unfair bauV'de- 
livered by the Pitcher, and every "dead ball," if also an unfair 

ball, as a "ball," and he shall also count and call every "strike." 
Neither a "ball" nor a "strike" shall be: counted or called until 
the ball has passed the Home Base. He shall also declare I 
"Dead l: .11,' "block," "foul Hit," "Foul Strike," and "Balk. 

i M I tNG "l'i i\" AND "TIME." 
RULE 54. The Umpire must (all "Play" promptly at the hour 
designated by the Home Club, and on the call of "Play" thegarne 
must immediately begin. When he calls "lime" play shall be 
suspended until he calls "Play" again, ami during the interim no 
player shall be put out, base be run or run be Scored. I'he 1 in pin- 
shall suspend play only for an accident to himsell or a player (but 
in case ..I ao idi Mi to a Fielder," l'ime"shall not be called until the 
ball 1« returned toand held by the Pitcher, standing in his posi- 
tion), or in case rain falls so heavilj that the spectators are com- 
pelled, by the severity ol tin storm to seek shelter, in which 
lie shall note the time of suspension, and should such rain 

continue to fall thirty minutes thereafter, he shall terminate the 
■■; or tu enforce order in case « . t annoyance from spectators. 

Rule 55. The Umpire is only allowed, by the Rules, to call 

"Time" in case of an accident to himself or a player, a "block," 

rred to in Rule 33, Sec. 3, or incase of rain, as defined by 

the Rule. 






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INFLICTING FINES. 
Rule 56. The Umpire is empowered to inflict fines of not less 
than S5.00 nor more than $25.00 for the first offence on players 
during the progress of a game, as follows: 

Ski HON. 1. For indecent or improper language addressed to a 
spectator, tlu- Umpire, or any player. 

Sec. 2. Kor the Captain or Coacher wilfully failing to remain 
within the legal bounds oi his position, except upon an appeal by 
theCaptain from the Umpire's decision upon a misinterpretation 
of the mles. 

Sec. 3. For the disobedience by a player of any other of his 
orders or for any other violation of these rules. 

SEC. 4. In case the Umpire imposes a line on a player, he shall 
at once notify the Captain of the offending player's side, and shall 
transmit a written notice thereof to the President of the Associa- 
tion or League within twenty-four hours thereafter, under the pen- 
alty of having said fine taken from his own salary. 

Sec. 5. The Umpire shall, under no circumstances, remove a 
player from the game except upon a repetition of the offences pre- 
scribed in Sees. I, 2 and 3. 

FIELD RULES. 
RULE 57. No Club shall allow open betting or pool selling up- 
on its ground, nor in any building owned or occupied by it. 

Rl 1 1 58. No person shall be allowed upon any part of the 
field during the progress of the game, in addition to the players in 
uniform, the Manager on each side and the Umpire; except such 
officers of the law as may be present in uniform, and such officials 
of the Home Club as may be necessary to preserve the peace. 

RULE 50.. No Umpire. Manager, Captain or player shall ad- 
dress the spectators during the progress of a game, except in 
case of necessary explanation. 

Rule 60. Every Club shall furnish sufficient policeforce upon 
its own grounds to preserve order, and in the event of a crowd en- 
tering the field during the progress of a game, and interfering with 
the play in any manner, the Visiting Club may refuse to play fur- 
ther until the field be cleared. If the ground be not cleared 
within fifteen minutes thereafter, the Visiting Club may claim, and 
shall be entitled to, tin' game by a score of nine runs to none (no 
matter what number of innings have been played.) 
GENERAL DEFINITIONS. 
Ri 1.1, 61. "Play" is the order of the Umpire to begin the 
game, or to resume play after its suspension. 

Kulk 62. "Time" is the order of the Umpire to suspend 
play. Such suspension must not extend beyond the day of the 
game. 



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Rule 63. "Game" is the announcement by the Umpire thai 
the game is terminated. 

RULE 64. "An Inning" is the term at bat of the nine players 
representing a Club in a game, and is completed when three of 
such players have been put out as provided in these rule-. 

Kni: 65, "A Time at Hal" is the term at bat of a Batsman. 
It begins when he lakes his position, and continues until he is put 
out or becomes a base runner; except when, because of being hit 
by a pitched ball, or in ease of an illegal delivery by the Pitcher, 
ur in case ci a sacrifice hit purposely made to the infield which, not 
being a base hit, advances a base runner without resulting in a put 
out, except to the Batsman as in Rule J3. 

Kill-: 60. "Legal" or "Legally" signifies as required bv these 

Rules. 

SCORING. 
RULE 67. In order lo promote Uniformity in Scoring Champ- 
ionship Games the following instructions, suggestions and defini- 
tions aii- made lor the benefit of scorers, and they are required to 
make all scores in accordance therewith. 
I; \ I ITNG. 

SECTION, r. The first item in the tabulated score, after the play- 
er's name and position, shall lie the number oi times he has been at 

bat during the game. The time • n times when the player has 
been -mi to base bj being hit by a pitched ball, by the Pitcher's 
illegal delivery, or by a base on balls, shall not be included in this 
column. 

Sec 2. In the second column should be set down the runs 
made by each player. 

Sec. 3. In the third column should be placed the first base 
hit-, made b) each player. A base hit should be scored in the 
billowing cases: • 

When the ball from the bat strikes the ground within the foul 
[in- and out of reach of the Fielders. 

When a hit ball is partially or wholly stopped by a Fielder in 
motion, but such player cannot recover himself in time to handle 
the hall before the striker reaches hirst Base. 

When a hit ball is hit so sharply to an infielder that he cannot 
handle it in time to put out the Batsman. In case of doubt over 
this class hi hits, seme a base hit, and exempt the Fielder from the 
charge of an error. 

When a ball is hit so slowly toward a Fielder that he cannot 

handle it in lime to put OUt the batsman. 

That in all cases where a Base Runner is retired b) being hit by 
a balled ball, the llatsnian should be Credited with a base hit. 

\\ hen a batted ball hits the person or clothing of the Umpire, 
as defined in Rule 37. 



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PLAYING RULES. 



M < . 4. In the fourth column shall he placed Sacrifice hits, 
which shall be credited to the Batsman, who, when but one man 
is out advances a Runner a base on a fly to the outfield ora ground 
hit, which results in putting out the Batsman, or would so result 
if handled without error. 

1 111 DING. 

SEC. 5. The number of opponents put out by each player shall 
be set down in the fifth column. Where a Batsman is given out 
by the Umpire for a foul strike, or where the Batsman fails to fiat 
in proper order, the put out shall be scored to the Catcher. 

Si • . 6. The number of times the player assists shall beset down 
in tin- sixth column. An assist should be given to each player 
who handles the ball in assisting a run out or other play of the 
kind. 

An assist should be given to a player who makes a play in time 
to put a runner out, even if the player who could complete the play- 
fails, through no fault of the player assisting. 

And generally an assist should be given to each player who 
handles or assists in any manner in handling the ball from tie 
time it leaves the bat until it reaches the player who makes the put 
out, or in case of a thrown ball, to each player who throws or 
handles it cleanly, and in such a way that a put-out results, or 
would result 11 no error were made by the receiver. 

ERF 

SEC. 7. An error sh n in the seventh column for each 

misplay which allows the striker or base runner to make one or 
more bases when perfect play would have insured his being put 
out, except that "wilil pitches," "bases on balls," basis on the 
batsman being struck by a pitched ball," 01 case of illegal pitched 
balls, balks and passed balls, shall not be included in said column. 
In sco ot balled kills see Section 3 of this Rule. 

si 01 EN BASES. 

SEC. S. Stolen bases shall be scored as follows: 
Any attempt lo steal a base rnusi go to tin- credit of the base 
runner, whether the ball is thrown wild or muffed by the fielder, 
but any manifest error is to be charged to the fielder making thi 

same. If the base runner advances another base he shall rtol I- 
Credited With a stolen base, and the fielder allowing the a. I. 

ment is also to be charged with an error. Il -1 base runner makes 
a start and a ball' I made, the [Tinner secures the credit 

of a stolen base, and the battery error is SCO 1 the player 

making it. Should a base runner overrun a base and then be put 
out, he shall receive the credit for the stolen base. II a Base 
Runner advances a base on a By out, or gains two bases on a 



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single base hit, or an infield out, or attempted out, he shall be 
credited with a stolen base, provided there is a possible chance 
and a palpable attempt made to retire him. 
EARNED RUNS. 
SEC. i). An earned run shall be scored every time the player 
■s the home base unaided by errors before chances have been 
offered to retire the side. 

Mil .! \]\I VKV. 

RULE 68. The Summary shall contain: 

Sim i 'ii in i. The number of earned runs made by each side. 

SEC. 2. The number of two-base hits made by each player. 

SEC. 3. The number of three base hits made by each player. 

SEC. 4. The number of home runs made by each player. 

SEC. 5. The number of liases stolen by each player. 

SEC. 6. The number of double and triple plays made by each 
side, with the names of the players assisting in the same. 

SEC. 7. The number of men given bases on called balls by- 
each Pitcher. 

Sec. 8. The number of men given bases from being hit by 
pitched balls. 

Sec. g. The number of men struck out. 

Sec. [0 The number of passed balls by each Catcher. 

SEC 11 The number of wild pitches by each Pitcher. 

SEC 12. The time of game. 

SEC 13. The name of the Umpire. 



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INDEX TO RULES AND REGULATION'S. 



INDEX TO RULES AND REGULATIONS. 

RULE, 

The Ground i 

The Inneld 2 

T he Bases 3 

Number of (1) 3 

The Home Bases (2) 3 

First, Second and Third (3) 3 

Position (4) 3 

Foul Lines 4 

Pitcher's Lines 5 

Catcher's Lines 6 

Captain's Lines 7 

Player's Lines 8 

Batsman's Lines 9 

Three Feet Lines 10 

Lines must be Marked 11 

The Ball 12 

Weight and Size ( 1 ) 12 

Number Balls Furnished (2) 12 

Furnished by Home Club (3) 12 

Replaced if Injured (4) '- 

The Bat 13 

Material of (1) 13 

Shape of (2) 13 

THE PLAYERS AND THEIR POSITIONS. 

Number of Players in Game H 

Players' Positions 15 

I 1 ! lyers not to Sit with Spectators 16 

( :iub Uniforms 17 

The Pitcher's Position 27 

The Batsman's Position 34 

Order of Batting 35 

Where Players Must Remain (1) 35 

Space Reserved for Umpire (2) 35 

Space Allotted Players " at Bat " (3) 35 

The Players' Benches 18 

THE GAME. 

rime of Championship Game (t) 19 

Number of Innings ■_ ('-> 19 

Termination of ( iame • (a) 19 

The Winning Run (b) 19 

A Tie Game - ' 

A 1 Irawn Game 21 

A Called Game 22 



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RULE. 

A Forfeited Came 23 

Failure of the Nine to Appear (1) 23 

Refusal of One Side to flay (2) 23 

Failure to Resume Playing (3) 23 

If a Team Resorts to dilatory Practice (4) 23 

Willful Violation (5) 23 

I disobeying Order to Remove Player (6) 23 

Written Notice to President (7) 23 

No ( lame 24 

Substitutes 25 

One or More Substitute Players (1) 25 

Extra Player (2) 25 

Base Runner (3) 25 

Choice of Innings 26 

A Fair Ball 23 

An Unfair Ball 29 

A Balk 30 

Motion to Deceive (1) 30 

Delay by Holding (2) 30 

Pitcher Outside of Lines (3) 30 

A Dead Ball 3' 

A Foul Strike 31 

Block Balls 33 

Stopped by Person Not in Came (1) 33 

Ball Returned (2) 33 

Base Runner Must S op (}) 33 

The Scoring of Runs 50 

A Fair Hit 36 

A Fold 1 1 it 37 

Baited Ball Outside ('.rounds 38 

A Pair Hatted P.all 39 

Strikes 4° 

Pall Stunk at by Batsman (t) 40 

A Fair Ball Delivered by Pitcher (2) 40 

Attempt to Make Foul Hit (3) 40 

A Foul Strike 41 

The Batsman is Out 42 

Failure to Take Position at Hat in Order l\) 42 

Failure to Take Position within One Minute after 

Being Called (0 42 

If He Makes a Foul Hit (3) 42 

If He Makes a Foul Strike (4) 42 

Attempt to Hinder Catcher (5) 42 

Three Strikes Called by Umpire (<J) 42 

'if Ball Hits Him while Making Third Strike (7) 42 

Attempted Foul Hit after Two Strikes (S) 42 



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INDEX TO RULES AND REGULATIONS. 



RULE. 

I he Batsman Becomes a Base Runner 43 

After a Fair Hit (i) 43 

After Four Balls are Called (2) 43 

After Three Strikes are Declared (1) 43 

If Hit by Bull While at Bat (4) 43 

After Illegal Delivery of Ball (5) 43 

Bases to be Touched 44 

Entitled to Base 45 

If Umpire Call Four Balls (1) 45 

If Umpire Award Succeeding Batsman Base (2) 4s 

If Umpire Calls Balk ( ?) 45 

If Pitcher's Ball Passes Catcher 14) 45 

Ball Strikes Umpire (5) 45 

Prevented from Making Base ((>) 45 

Fielder Sops Ball (7) 45 

Returning to Bases 40 

If Foul Tip (1) 46 

If Foul Strike (2) 46 

If Dead Ball (3) 46 

Ball Thrown to Intercept Base Runner (4) 46 

Base Runner Out 47 

Attempt to Hinder Catcher from Fielding Ball. ...(1) 47 

If Fielder Hold Fair Hit Ball (2) 47 

Third Strike Ball Held by Fielder (3) 47 

Touched with Ball after Three Strikes (4) 47 

"Touching First ITise (5) 47 

Running from Home Base to First Base (6) 47 

Running from First to Second Base (7) 47 

Failure to Avoid Fielder (8) 47 

Touched by Ball While in Play (9) 17 

Fair or Foul I lit Caught by Fielder (10) 47 

Batsman Becomes a Base Runner (tl) 47 

Touched by Hit Ball before Touching Fielder. . . .(12) 47 

Running to Base (13) 47 

Umpire Calls Play (14) 47 

When Batsman or Base Runner is Out 4S 

Coaching Rules 49 

THE UMPIRE. 

Umpire's I'ower 5 I_ 52 

When Master of the Field (1) 52 

Must Compel ( )bservanceof Playing Rules (2) 52 

Special I >uties 53 

Is Sole Judge of Play (t) 5 i 

Shall see Rules Observed beioreCommencingGame.(2) 53 

Must Keep Contesting Nines Playing (3) 53 

Must Count and Call Balls (4) 53 



INDEX TO RULES AND REGOl ATIONS. 



Umpire Must Call Play ?4 

Umpire Allowed to Call Time 55 

Umpire is Empowered to Inilict Fines 5ft 

For Indecent Language 1 1 ) 5ft 

Wilful Failure of Caotain to Remain within Bounds. (2) 56 

Disobedience of a 1 'layer (3) 56 

Shall Notify Captain (4) 56 

Repetition of ( >ffences (5) 56 

FIELD RULES. 

No Club Shall Ulow Open Betting 57 

Who Shall be Allowed in the Field 

Audience Shall Not be Addressed 59 

Every Club Shall Furnish Police Force 60 

GENERAL DEFINITIONS. 

Play (<i 

Time <>2 

63 

An Inning 64 

A Time at Bal 65 

Legal 

Scoring 67 

liming (11 67 

Runs Made (2) 67 

Base Hits (3) ''7 

Sacrifice Hits (4) 67 

Fielding <>> 6 7 

Assists (6) 07 

Error (7) '7 

Stolon liases (8) 67 

Runs Famed (9) 67 

The Summary 68 

Number of Earned Runs (1) 68 

Number of Two Base Hits (2) 

Numberof Three Base Hits (3) 63 

Number of Home Runs (4) 6S 

Number of Stolen Bases (5) 68 

Numberof Double and Triple Plays (6) 68 

on Called Halls (7) 68 

liases from Being Hit (S) 6S 

Men Struck Out (9) 68 

Passed Halls (10) 6S 

Wild Pitches (") '' 

Time of (lame (T2) 68 

Name of Umpire '13) 68 



IS WNTAI. MEETING OI BOARD OF DIRECTORS. 



ANNUAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF 
DIRECTORS. 



ANNUAL MEETING OF I III' BOARD Of DIRECTORSOF rHE NATIONAL 

LEAGUE AND AMI HICAN ASSOCIATION of PROFESSION \I. 

MASK BALI. ' li is, HEI li AT THE HOTEL RICHELIEU, 

CHICAGO, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER l6, lSij2. 

Meeting tailed to order at 12 o'clock noon. 

Present: 

N. E. Young, Chairman: Messrs. Brush, Soden, Elliott, Yonder 
Ahe, Von der Horstand Hart, Directors. 

The Secretary presented a tabular statement of championship 
games won and lost during the season of 1892. On motion, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

Resolved, That the Boston Base Ball Club of Boston, Mass., 
having won the greatest percentage ol games in the first series of 
Championship games, and a majority of the games in die special 
i of Championship with the Cleveland Base Ball Club (which 
latter club won the greatest percentage of games in the rcco d 
series of Championship games), is hereby awarded the Base Ball 
Championship of the United States for the year 1R92. The Secre- 
tary presented an appeal of the club claiming that the Pittsburg 
Club was indebted to tl cm in the sum of $2(17.25 on expense ac- 
count by reason of the transfer of "anus October 7th and 8th. 

( In motion the Pittsburg Club was directed to pay the ( iiii ago 
Club the sum of $255.25 in full payment of claim. The Secretary 
also presi nted the appeal of the Pittsburg Club claiming that the 
Washington Club should pay the penally of $1,000 fo; it . f lilure 
to continue the game of August 10. On motion the umpire's de- 
cision in awarding the game to the Pittsburg Club was unani 
mously sustained. On motion it was unanimously decided that 
the Washington Club forfeited to the Pittsburg Club the sum of 
$1,000 by rea-oii .,1 its [allure to continue game of August 16. It 
was further agreed that $750 oi above line be remitted. 



ANNUAt MEETING OF NATIONAL LEAGUE. 



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The Secretary presented complaint of the Pittsburg Base Ball 
Club against the Cincinnati Kase Bali Club claiming that they had 
been unjustly deprived of their percentage of the gate receipts in 
games played at Cincinnati October 13 and 15, 1892. On motion 
the Cincinnati Club was din. 1. ,1 1,1 pay to the Pittsburg Club the 
sum of $20.41 in full settlement of their claim. 

v E. Young, Chairman. 
Signed, A II. Soden, 

Frank S. Eli [01 1 . 
" ii. r. vander horst, 

Jas. a. Hart, 
" Chris. Von DER Am , 
J, T. Brush, 



Directors. 



ANNUAL MEETING OF NATIONAL LEAGUE. 



ANNUAL MEETING OF THE NATIONAL LEAGUE ANU AMERICAN 
ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL last: BALL CLUBS HELD 
\ I I UK HOTEL RICHEI in \ CHICAGO, ILL., WED- 
NESDAY, NOVEMBER l<>. lSg2. 

Meeting called to order at 5:35 P. M. 

Present: 

A. II Soden and W. A. Conanl representing the Hoston Base 
Ball Association. 

C. Vonder Ahe and Edward Vonder Ahe representing the St. 
Ixwis Base Ball Association. 

Inn. I'.. I iav representing the National Exhibition Company. 

A. C. Buckenbarger representing the Pittsburg Athletic Com- 
pany. 

!■'. I )e II. Robison and Stanley Robison representing the Cleve- 
land Base Ball Company. 

I. N. Shuck and T. J. Batman representing the Louisville Bate 
Ball Company. 

II. R. Vonder I lorst and J . \V. Walt/ representing the Baltimore 
Base Ball and Exhibition Company. 

A. J. Reach representing the Philadelphia Ball Club. 



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ANNUAL MEETING OF NATIONAL LEAGUE. 



C. II. Byrne and F. A. Abell representing the Brooklyn Base 
Hall Club. 

J. T. Brash and N. A. Lloyd representing the Cincinnati Base 
Ball Club. 

F. S. Elliott representing the National Washington Base Ball 
i kib, 

Jas. A. Hart representing the Chicago Ball Club. 

i in motion the reading "l minutes of previous meetings was dis- 
pensed with. 

The report of the Board of Directors was received and accepted 

On motion Messrs. Robison, Byrne and 1 1 art were appointed a 
ci mmittee of three to confer with the owners of the Chicago 
Association Ball grounds with a view of relieving the League of 
the present existing lease on said grounds. 

On motion adjourned to meet at 12 M. on the following day. 

November Thursday, 17, iSi)t*— 

Meeting called to order at 12: 10 r. St.. and proceeded to con- 
sider amendments to the League Constitution, which, as amended 
was adopted as follows. (See Constitution.) 

After a general expression of opinion as to the proposed amend- 
ments to the Playing Rules, on motion the consideration oi the 
same was referred to a Committee of three with instructions to 
report at the spring meeting. 

The President appointed Messrs. Brush, Peine and Yonder 
Ilorst as such committee. 

The following named gentlemen were selected as Directors; 

A. II. Sodcn, J110. T. Prush, J. A. Hart, Jim. P. Hay, C. 
fonder Ahe, II. R. Yonder Horst. 

On motion Mr. Zack Phelps was unanimously elected Attorney 
or this organization for the ensuing year. 

On motion the Chair appointed Messrs. Vander Horst, Robison 
and Prush a committee to wait upon Mr. Phelps and advise him 
of his election. 

On motion Mr. Jas. A. Hart was appointed a Committee of one 
1 nre hotcTaccommodation in Chicago during the season of 
>?93- 






ANNUAL MEETING OF \ VTION \l 



.EAGUE. 



5'. 



Tlic following resolution was adopted: 

Whereas— Certain club members of this league have been in 
the habit of divulging lo the public, through the newspapers. 
statements regarding financial matters which are of a purely pri- 
vate nature, it is 

li ,. , That il is the sense of this League that the practice 
■•I giving l " '' K ' public statements regarding gate receipts, sa.aries 
paid 10 players < r oilier financial matters is pernicious and mis- 
chief making .md should be downed upon and discouraged. 

On motion, Mr. Ceo. \V. Howe w;is unanimously elr ltd an 

honorary memb r of this organization, and the Secretary was 
instructed to notify Mr. Howe of this action. 

1 in motion, Mr. N. E, Voung was appointed a committee of 
one to prepare a schedule for i >ij3. which shall consist o,' one 
continuous season. 

It was unanimously agreed that when this meeting adjourns it 
adjourns to meet at the Fifth Avenue Hotel, New York Ci'.y, 
Tuesday, March 7, i s o;, at 12 o'clock, ni on. 

1 in committee appointed (o notify Mr Phelps of his election as 
Attorney reported that they had performed that pleasant duty 
a. id that Mr. I'. expressed his thanks and willingness lo accept 
the honor witbou compensation, except lot services actually pei 
ned. 

On motion, the treasurer was authorized to pay Mr. l'helps a 
utaining fee of f 10 •. 

No [urthei business appearing, on motion adjourned. 

N. !■'.. Young. 



RECONVENED ANNUAL MEETING OF THE NATIONAL LEAGUE AND 

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL B \M. BA1 I CLUBS, 

HELD AT THE FIFTH AVENUE HOTEL, NEW YORK CITY, 

1 UESDAY, M \l;< II 7, I S93. 



Meeting called to order at 1 P. M, 

Present: 

A. II. Sodcn and W. II. Conant representing the Boston Base 
Ball Association. 



ANNUAL MEETING OF NATIONAL LEAGUE. 



Chris Von dcr Abe, representing the St. Louis Base Hall Asso 
ciation. 

C. Ynn'Cott and E. B. Talcott, representing the National Ex- 
hibition Co. 

W. \V. Kerr and A. K. Scandrett, representing the Pittsburg 
Athletic Co. 

11. K. Vonder Uorst, representing the Baltimore Base Ball and 
Exhibition Co. 

F. Dell. Robison, representing the Cleveland Base Hall Co. 

J. Ceo. Ruckstnhl, representing the Louisville Base Ball Co. 

A. I. Reach and J no. I. Rogers, representing the Philadelphia 
Ball Club. 

fas. A. Hart, representing the Chicago League Ball Club. 

Chas. II. Byrne, representing the Brooklyn l!ase Ball Club. 

Jno. T. Brush, representing the Cincinnati Base Ball Club. 

Frank S. Liliott, representing the National Washington Base 
Ball Club. 

On motion, the reading of minutes of previous meeting was 
dispensed with. On motion, the regular order of business was 
suspended. The following resolutions were adi pted: 

WHEREAS, The Chicago Ball Cub ha? sold the rights, 
privileges and franchise it formerly held in this body to the Chi- 
cago League Ball Club, il is 

Resolved, That the Chicago League Ball Club be and hereby is 
made- a full memb rof this league v it li all the lights and privi- 
leges formerly he'd by the i hicago Ball Club. 

The resignation of the Chicago Hah Club was receive 1 aid 
accepted 

President ]as. A. Mart, who was appointed a committee to 
secure hotel accommodations for visiting League Clubs in Chicago 
during the season of 189,3, submitted his report which was unan- 
imously accepted. 

On motion, a recess was taken until 3:30 p. M. 

Meeting called to order at 4:25 P. M. 

'I lie following resolution was unanimously adopted: 

The delegates to this convention regret that we are deprived of 



ANNUAL MEETING OF NATIONAL LEAGUE. 53 

the presence and co-operation of Mr. Chris Von der Ahe of the 
St. Louis Pase Ball Club, iu our deliberations. 

This regret is deepened for the reason trut it has been caused 
by a serious accident to Mr. Von der Ahe's only son. We desire 
to extend to Mr. Von der Ahe and his family, our sincere sym- 
pathy and condolence in their affliction. 

The playing mlcs' committee submitted itsreport. 

On motion, the meeting resolved to go into committee of the 
whole for the consideration of the above report, after which the 
committee rose and submitted its report to the League. 

On motion. Messrs. Byrne and Talcott were appointed a com- 
mittee to invite all newspaper representatives to attend the meeting 
pending the consideration of amendments to the flaying Rules, 
After a full and free discussion of the amendments suggested, on 
motion adjourned to meet at 12 M., on the following day. 

\vi DNESDAY, MARCH 8, I "'();>. 

Meeting called to order at 1:30 P. M., ami proceeded toconsider 
amendments to the Playing Rules, which, as amended, were 
adop ed as follows (See Playing Rules). 

The schedule committee (Mr. Voung) submitted his report, 
which was unanimi usly adopted. 

It was unanimously agreed that when this meeting adjourns, it 
shell be subject to the call of the President. 

N. E. Young, 
President and Secretary, 



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OFFICERS AND PLAYERS. 



OFFICERS AND PLAYERS. 

The following is an official list of the officers of the National 
League and American Association of Professional Base Ball 
Clubs, and officers and players of clubs, members thereof, for 
the season of 1893, so far as completed to March, 1S93 : 
V r. YOUNG, Pres. and Si 

Box 536, Washington, D. C. 

DIRECTORS. 

Jas. A. Hart, Cuius Von der Ahe, E. B. Talcott, 

A. II. Soden, II. K. Von der IIorst, J. T. Brush. 

CHICAGO BALI. CLUB OF CHICAGO, ILL. 

J no. A. Brown, Secretary, 



Jas. A. Hart, President. 
No, 108 Madison St. 

ADRIAN C. Anson 
R. L. Carnthers, 
W. W. Taylor, 
Walter Wild 01 
James Rvan, 
M. I. Kittredge, 



( 'aptain and Manager . 
W, \. Lange, Al. Mstuck, 

Win. I )ahli 11. < ins Mc< . 

Win. I lutchinson, Win. McGill, 
A. C. < lumbert, S. M. I in 

Wm, Hutchinson, Wm. Schrivei 



CLEVELAND BASE BALL COMPANY OF CLEVE1 \\l>, 

OlIK '. 

F. DeII. Robinson, J. Howard Robinson, 

President, 

J as. W.VENNING, Secretary. 



T. ('. Williams, 
I. K. Virtue, 
C. L. Childs, 
E. J. McKean, 
1 '.. M. I tastings, 
W. Schellerman, 



Chas. L. Zinmier, 
O. Tebau, 
C. M. Hastings, 
1). T. Young, 

J no. O'Connor, 
Win. Ewing. 



Burkett, 

1 lei 1 W, 1 i.n ies 
I. R. McA 
F. J. Boyd, 
Ceo. Cuppy, 



BOSTON BASE BALL ASSOCIATION OF BOSTON, 

MASS. 

A. II. Soden, President, J. B. Billings, Treasurer. 

1 16 Water St. Box 1751. 

Cliff Carroll, Hermann! T. I. Tucker. 

Mm L\ Stivett-, T. I.. Lake, W, 11. Merritt, 
C. W. Ganzel. 



OFFICERS AND PLAYERS. 



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BROOKLYN BASE BALL CLUB. 

C. II. BYRNE, President. F. A. Ahei.l, Treasurer. 

Eastern Base Ball Park. 
W. D. O'Brien, Geo. S. Haddock, "Hios. P. Burns, 

D. L. Foul/, Thos. P. Daly. 

BALTIMORE BASE BALL & EXHIBITION COMPANY. 

EDWARD Hwimn, President. U.K. \'i>n derHorst, Treas. 

Herman Von der Horst, Secretary. 
Kirtley Baker, D, I. Boland, Jos. Kelley, 

Jno. Milligan, I. McGfaw. Jno. McMahon, 

im. O'Roudte, W. Robinson, J. P. Keitz, 

Fred Schmitt, J. Wadsworth. 

CINCINNATI BALL CLUB, CINCINNATI, O. 

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Jno. T. Brush, 

President. 
Clias. E. Comiskey, 
II. F, Payne, 
J.W Holliday, 
W. A. I at ham, 
|uil. Smith, 



Ashley Lloyd, See. and Treas., 
Court and Plum Sts. 



Frank Dwyer, 
las. E. Canavan, 
"\V. |. Hoover, 
T. J, Mullane, 
Harry Vaughn. 



11. \V. Lynch, 
Jno. DanielS, 
C. L. Jones, 
Geo. J. Smith, 



LOUISVILLE BASE BALL COMPANY, LOUISVILLE, KY. 

Fred Drexler, Jr., President. T.J. Batman, Treas. 

\Y.\t. Barnie, Manager. 

Jerry Harrington, F.W. Clausen, Jno. I. Farrell 

C. Welch, Geo. E. Hemming. 

NEW YORK BALL CLUB, NEW YORK CITY. 



('. ('. V \\ Cott, Prest. 



E. H. Talcott, Treas. 



1 6 and 1 8 Broad St. 
J. J. Doyle, 
R. Connor, 
E. D. Burke, 



(v. M. Ward, <',//>/. and Man' gr. 
V.. N. Crane, II. P. Indus. 

Amos Kusie, C. F. King, 

C.ro. s. Davis, W. II. Keeler, 

M. J. Tiernan, M. M. McQuaid. 

NATIONAL WASHINGTON BASE BALL CLUB. 

Geo. W. Wagner, President. W. K. Wagner, Secy & Treas. 

Hotel, Washington, D. C. 
Jas. II. O'Rourke, A. J. Maul, Jos. Mulvey, 

Paul Radford, S. \V. Wise, Henry Larkin, 

Jos. Sullivan. 



56 



OFFICERS AND PLAYERS. 



TITTSBURG BASF. HALL CLUB, m'TSBURG, PA. 
A. C. Bucken'BURGER, Pies. &* Sfang'r. \V. W. Kerr, Treas. 



A. K. SCANDREI I 

1 ». 1 yons, 

I. 1'. Beckley, 

Connie Mack, 

K. ( 'argo, 

E. E. Smith, 

Geo. E. Van I lai, nil. 



S* 'y. 

li. \V. Abbey. 
I'. Ehret, 
Co. F, Miller, 
1'. Knell, 
W. 11. Terry, 



8l2 I. birly SI. 

M, E. Baldwin, 
I'. J. 1 >onovan, 
1.. liierbauer, 
lacob Stenzel, 
F. B. Killen. 



ST. I. Of IS BASE BALL ASSOCIATION. 
Chris Von per Auk, President, 2S09 Grand Avenue. 

J. \V. Glasscock, Win. Gleason, Jr., 



Theo. Bretenstein 

J. A. Newell, 
Jno. Crooks, 
Thos. Cahill, 
T. C. Griffin, 



R. I). Buckley, 
(no. F. Barne t, 
T. 1. Dowd, 
C. 'II. Peiu, 
Jos. Quinn. 



P. W. Werden, 
A. H Clarkson, 
Jno C Dolan, 

Win. V. Ilauke, 



PHILADELPHIA BALL CLUB, PHILADELPHIA, PA. 

A. J. Reach, President, Jno. 1. Rogers, Treas. 

"1113 Market SI. i"8 South Sixth St. 

Harry Wright, Manager. 

J. Boyle, |. Sharrott, J. B. Taylor, 

C. T. Reilly, T. I Keefe, S. L. Thompson, 

Ceo. W. Darby, Geo Q. Shoch, Jno. Clements. 

Lave (loss, E. J. Helehanty. 



OFFICIAL A\ Ik At; I -v 



THE OFFICIAL AVERAGES FOR 1892. 

BATTING RECORD 

Of Plnyers who have taken pari In (Fifteen r " mud Championship Gam -s, 
SEASON t>F18!)2. 



Oliildg 

Bru,. tilers. . 
Hamilton ... 
Ewlng ... 
O'Rourke ... 
Delehun.y.. 

Bums 

Klnwlow ... 
I'll, j! u [.son.. 

Collins 

Duffy 

Ntiv-tts 

Tiernan 

O'Kourke ... 
Van Haltren 

Doyle 

McPhee ... 

i lilllt.Ml 

Donovan ... 
Hallman 

Duncan 

Browning. . 

Ryan Chicago 

tl ..I Inlay Cincinnati . . 

Long Boston 

Connor Philadelphia 



Cxi a. 



-z a 

to >• ii 

- 3 ® x 

I & 



Cleveland 

Brook yu 

Philadelphia 

New York 

Baltimore . 

Philadelphia 

Brooklyn .... .... 

Brooklyn 

Philadelphia 

Brooklyn 

Boston 

Boston 

New York. 

Now York 

Halt. & Pit sburg... 
N. Y. & Clevel .nil . . . 

Oincinanti 

* 'liiea ,0 

Wash. & Pilisb rg. 

Philadelphia 

Chicago ... 

Cincin. & Louisville.. 



! II 

I 12 
lie, 

117 

SI 
120 
L39 

t;:i 
LSI 

•jo 
in; 

66 
111 
US 

1 is 

ins 
I n 
148 
128 
186 
118 
in.' 
1-27 
in 600 1U 



183 
121 

1111 
58 
i,l 
78 
M 
87 

109 
16 

125 
in 
He 

68 

II.. 

0' 

111) 
in; 
ins 
103 

4(1 

r.s 

In 



Ward 
Lirkin .... 

Smith 

Virtue . 

Tucker 

Shoot 

Hoy, ... 
t'aruthers. 
MlUigun .. 
Burkett .. 
(i iffln 
slmgart. .. 
Sutclifle 
Halligan.. 
Htratton.. . 

Anson 

Taylor 

Ward 

Carroll 

Glasscock . 



Baltimore 
Washington.. 

Pitteburg .. 

Cleveland 

Boston 

Baltimore 

Washington 

St. Louis 

Washington . 

Cleveland 

Brooklyn 

Pittsburg 

Baltimoie, 

Cincin. & Bui imore 

Louisville.. 

Chicago 

Louisville 

Brooklyn 

St. Louis 

St. Louis 



Ehret IPltteburg 



i '.i, . 8 . 

178 ,3311 
126! 819 

7ti 817 

117 .812 

168 Uln 

7.'. 309 

IKS 808 

26 802 

is I 80-2 

72 ;tn 

i:il 2i>7 

133 297 

178 '.':»'. 

1 88 .296 

n;. 294 

17:t -JIM 

17.11 '.".12 

169 !c9J 

1211 -.1)1 

118 .2111 



(.17 1 4 

7.7,8 122 
1SS 28 



17.11 
11I7. 



7.10 
804 



S88 107 

f. s 75 

817 II 

('. 17. 117 

17.M LOS 



546 

•272 
270 
■2 is 
561 

4H11 



('.111 Kill 
tin; 8! 
5<>4 84 



7.7. 138 11 



117 
172 

Is.". 
I.V.I 

53 
121 

lie 

I. .7 
17.2 

88 
168 

III 
88 
168 

1 17 
1.1 

77, 

76 
60 

17,1 



289 
286 
286 

2S7, 
2-'! 

.28 
28 

.2X7 

: si 
279 
. 279 

271 

27 

276 
276 

277 
277, 
277, 
•274 



134 274 
It" .278 

112 273 
154 .273 
85 .278 



238 

2 7 
21 
190 

92 
236 
2<o 
in. 
258 

35 
251 
lill 
1X2 

176 

213 
1SI 
221 
'.17. 

L99 

•_-.il 
160 

i so 

2 IS 
271 

230 

2.". 7 
.:; 
180 
197 
212 
186 
ins 
212 
176 

llll 

.", 
1,1 

197 

»7 

inn 

M 

2ii| 
111 

188 

117 

199 
88 



31 

86 

5(1 
63 
11 

as 

fi 

30 
4 
61 
8 
31 
■23 
67 
70 
43 
60 
511 
57 
14 
8 
31 
3S 
62 
20 
11 
HI 
21 
22 
•27, 
14 
60 
21 



64 

28 
15 

8 
10 
15 
28 
111 
31 
27 

2 



38 



OFFICIAL AVERAl 

BATTING RECORD— Continued. 



Rob upon 

Clements. . . . 

Ganzeil. . 

McKean ... 

so.vey 

W euver 

Miller 

Ziiunier 

i'.elds 

McGraw 

Sunders 

Nash 

Cross 

Pfeffer 

D. Lyons 

Vaughn 

Stiieker 

Mack 

Brodie 

Daly 

Werdeu 

Nrimm 

Kadford . . 
Uuriio 

Khlndle 

Davis 

O'Connor — 

DufTee 

O'.Neil 

Beckley 

Esper 

Joyce 

Smith 

Uumbert 

VU-kery 

Dowd. 

Tebean 

O'Brien 

Kelly 

11. P. Lyons. 

Lowe 

McCarthy . . . 

Daily 

Crane 

Whistler 

M.-ouire. ... 

McAleer . 
hichard-on . 
Bierl.uucr . . . 

Lathain 

Gore 

McMahou. 



Club. 



Baltimore 

I hiladelphia 

Boston 

Cleveland 

Baltimore & Boston 

Louisville 

Pittsburg 

Cleveland 

New York 

Baltimore 

Loui-ville 

Boston 

Phila elphia 

Louisville 

New York 

Cincinnati 

Bait. Si St. Louis . . 

PI teburg 

St.. Louis 

BrooklTD 

St. t.ouis 

Louisville 

Washington 

Cim in. k New York 

Halliniore . 

Clevelaud 

ev.-land 

Washington. 

Cincinnati 

Pittsburg 

Philadelphia. 
Brooklyn 

(/imiliuittl 

Chicago 

Baltimore 

Washington 

Cleveland 

Brooklyn 

Pittsburg «: Bait. 

New Yurk 

Boston 

Boston 

Brooklyn 

New Y'ork 

Bait. & 1 

Washing n 

Cleveland 

Washington 

Pittsburg 

Cincinnati 

N. Y. A; SI Urals. 
New York 



88 

ioa 

51 
128 
11 

138 

117 

111 
17 
76 

:.;; 

las 

Hit 
124 

His 

85 

llli. 
811 
154 

120 

lis 
'J5 
l:ll 
97 
143 
li:; 
i:w 
129 

1U7 
152 

Is 
9' 
138 

•is 

1M 
III 

SI 

121 

86 

96 
124 
182 

78 

86 
132 

B! 
160 
142 
i.",:: 

1511 

;:i 



93 

329 
896 
200 
528 

2K5 
551 

606 

4119 
07 

2KK 

198 
524 
530 

4(111 
ll'.il 
34. 

888 
800 
486 

599 

869 
506 

in., 
612 
596 

r>;i» 

4SS 
4211 

60S 102 

76 

::..; 
r.i .1. 
182 
78 
576 
:i:i; 

4911 

J82 
412 

171 

111 .2 

284 
161 
485 

.ill 
S72 

511 

640 



1117 111 
288 5ii 

Hi; 21 



«w 



89 
107 
54 
111 
T 
IIS 
1.;:; 
no 
is 
77 
5:; 
189 
139 

122 

1U2 

H9 

93 

8' 

154 

111 

153 

94 

129 

1D3 

155 

151 

111 

12:i 

1115 

151 

11' 

11: ! 

121 

IE 

is 
142 

s:i 

121 
57 
hi 

in 

li. 

(19 
39 
11. 
75 

188 

151 
154 

us 

35 



270 
271. 
«7U 
21;;. 
268 
268 
268 
268 
268 
207 
267 
.266 
2H2 ls7 
2111 188 

260 15 



g«3 



.257 


113 


.'.'57 


115 


.257 


107 


.256 


19b 


■•55 


1.,.. 


•255 


2li;i 


251 


121 


251 


102 


.254 


115 




211; 


.253 


213 


.253 


179 


.252 


173 



250 138 
250 235 



251. 

.249 
248 

217 
2111 



240 173 
246 109 



241 109 

211 I Hi; 

240 161 

21.1 216 

239 176 

239 72 



12 
5 
7 
19 
20 
28 
27 
15 
S 
14 
3 
99 
17 
30 
18 
18 
20 
11 
28 
85 
20 
18 
44 
39 

24 27 
50 30 
411 18 
39 31 
37 15 
44 40 
11 
211 112 

25 21 
3 
7 2 

■Is IK 
19 

41 64 

15 7 



32 
10 
51 

60 

24 
20 
5 
ill 
11 
31 
33 
41 
25 
10 
28 
27 
38 
25 
60 
IS 
27 
21 



27 

24 

88 
22 

4 
2:1 
16 

43 41 

3(1 21 

15 IK 

5.1 01 

II 25 

2 



13 



OFFICIAL AVERAGES. 
battin'o record— Continued. 



59 



Corcoran 

Fuller 

King 

Brown 

Jennings 

Decker 

Chamberlain.. 

Far roll 

Al.en , 

Welch 

Hutchison 

Ounson' 

Comisky 

Sehriver 

TwitcheU 

Wilroot 

Buckley .. 

Qulnn 

Stein 

Parrott 

Uleason 

Cuppy 

Kusie 

Harrington . , . 

Crooks 

KUlen 

Cobb 

H. Richardson. 

Pickett 

Nichols 

liHSSftt 

Camp 

Kcllly 

Kelly 

Bennett 

Koyle 

llawley 

Fonts 

Wo id 

Luby 

Merrltt 

S -ery 

Murphy 

Oorkhlll 

Terry 

Kennedy 

Klttridge . . . 

Hurt 

UfUhH 

Viau 

Roblonsou, 

Clausen 



Club 



Brooklyn 

New York 

New York 

Louisville 

Louisville 

Chicago 

Cincinnati 

Pittsburg 

Philadelphia 

Ciucin & Baltimore. 

Chicago 

Baltimore 

Cincinnati 

Chicago 

Washington 

Chicago .. 

St. Louis 

Boston 

Brooklyn 

Chicago 

St. Louis 

Cleve and 

New York 

Cincinnati 

st. Loulfl 

Washington 

Baltimore. 

N. Y. & Waahington 

Baltimore 

Boston 

N. Y & Louisville. . . . 

St. Louis 

Philadelphia 

Boston 

Boston 

New York 

St. Louis 

Brooklyn 

Clucin. «&■ Baltimore 

Chicago 

Louisville 

Louisville. .. 

Chiriniriti 

Pittsburg 

Pittsburg 

Brooklyn 

Chicago 

Brooklyn 

Oiootn. & St. Louis. . 

Louisville 

Washington 

Louisville 




60 



OFFICIAL AVERAGES. 



batting record— Continued. 



Name. 



Newman 

Moriarty 

Sullivan 

Mullane 
Haddock.... 
Pinckney ... 
Ciarkson. . . . 

Kuowles 

Conney ... . 

Dowse 

Canavan . .. . 

Kuehne 

Jones 

Young 

Cr^es 

Oarsoy 

Mor:iu 

Dwyer 

Herder 

Mulvey 

McMnhou . . 

Stitley 

D vi B 

II eiteustein 

Weyhing 

Knell 

Abbey 

Duryea 

Meekin 

Baldwin 

Ke«fe 

Oalvin 

Kaymond . . . 



Cuicago 

St. Louts 

Cincinnati 

Ciiicinaati 

Brooklyn 

St. Loots 

Boston & Cleveland.. 

New York 

Cincin. & Washington 
Louisville Phil. & W. 

Chicago 

Ciu., Lou. & St. Louis 
Washington & Lou.. 

Cleveland 

Baltimore 

Philadelphia 

gt. Louis 

Cincin. & St. Louis. 

Washington 

Philadelphia 

Baltimore 

Bo-ton 

Cleveland 

St. Lonia 

Philadeli hia 

Philt. & Wa hington 
Washington.. 
Cincin. & Washington 
Lou. & Washington 

Pittsburg 

Philadelphia 

Pittsburg & St. Louis 
Pitts. & Washington 



m 






CO 




(S 




id 


9 


a 


CD 


©~ 


a 






a ce 
Sit) 






v « 

a« 




iffl 


o 


3* 


■a a 
■J 


3 


H 


■A 
4 


ii 


177 


H 
11 


4 


X 


H. 


62 


8 


46 


177 


20 


31 


.175 


4 


11 


6 


|M 


74 


5 


13 


.175 


15 


2 


1 


:) 


114 


14 


211 


175 


26 


6 


•2 


ii 


15(1 


211 


27 


I Tit 


33 


K 


7 


7» 


290 


HI 


511 


172 


(12 


22 


4 


42 


157 


15 


27 


.171 


34 


6 


2 


15 


5a 


9 


10 


.11111 


1 


2 


3 


90 


•-'72 


:':-. 


411 


inn 


51 


14 


9 


r»7 


•2111 


18 


37 


.HIS 


■in 


12 


4 


lis 438 


51 


73 


.mil 


11 111 


40 


87 


ft) 838 


28 


66 


,168 


76 


SO 


11 


18 (17 


e 


11 


.164 


11 


1 


1 


49 inc. 


14 


32 


163 


41 


18 


2 


15 


BO 


5 


8 


. 160 


8 


4 





:i:i 


128 


8 


20 


156 


27 


13 


1 


22 


78 


•2 


12 


16S 


13 


a 





5(1 


15(1 


111 


23 


.153 


27 


ll 


2 


25 


lis 


s 


14 


1 42 


16 


8 


3 


26 


1IH 





14 


142 


18 


7 


8 


(S 


17H 


11 


25 


.140 


28 


10 





34 


111) 


9 


16 


. 131 


21 


11 


2 


24 


84 


:i 


11 


180 


11 


7 


2 


88 


139 


Hi 


16 


.124 


19 


7 


4 


54 


211 


14 


26 


.12a 


30 


16 


8 


•25 


99 


12 


12 


121 


12 


4 





V.i 


70 


5 


8 


114 


9 


i. 


1 


IS 


74 


7 


8 


lOd 


9 


i 





:u 


105 


14 


11 


105 


IB 


6 


1 


4« 


171 


11 


18 


105 


25 


^ 


1 


89 


1>4 


e 


12 


105 


17 


9 


1 


'.'» 


HI) 


5 


7 


.087 


8 


.1 





15 


es 


7 


5 


079 


7 


4 


2 



0] i i< ! \l AVERAGES. 



61 



FIELDING RECORD 

Of Players who have taken part in fifteen or more Championship Oames 
SEASON OF 1892, 

Catchers. 



Name. 



Bennett 

Cross 

Kittridue.... 
O'Connor .. . 
Harrington . 
Clements. .. , 

Buckley 

Zimuier . . . . 

Milligan 

Daily 

Murphy 

Mack 

Hchrivor 

KUler 

Ganzell 

Dily 

Kwing 

Dowse 

Etinalow 

Guosoa 

Vaughn. . . . 
Kobinson . . . 

Orhnm 

Merrilt 

Kelly 

UoGmLre. ... 

Boyle 

Doyle 

Moran 



Club. 



Boston 

Philadelphia 

Chicago 

Cleveland.. 

Cincinnati 

Philadelphia 

St. Louis 

Cleveland 

Washington 

Brooklyn 

Cincinnati 

Pittsburg 

Chicago 

Pittsburg 

Boston 

Brooklyn 

New York.. 

Lou'ville, Philn., Wash, 

Brooklyn.... 

Baltimore 

Cincinuati. 

Baltimore 

Louisville 

Louisville 

Boston 

Washington 

New York 

New York, Cleveland 
st. Louis 



•ol - 








a >> a c 

a a 1 • 

«|0 


a 

to ~ 

1, it 

HI 




3 


© 


ifl 


H * 


a. 












32 


169 


33 


11 


2 


34 


156 


34 


6 


10 


66 


362 


8« 


21 


17 


88 


153 


41 


7 


10 


18 76 


n 


2 


7 


111 J BO 


in.-) 


87 


27 


llll 612 


120 


41 


25 


111 


f IK* 


131 


42 


26 


46 


224 


75 


15 


18 


7(1 


861 


83 


24 


24 


19 


317 


68 


18 


25] 


S3 


394 


13(1 


28 


34 


80 


3,1 


97 


36 


21 


6(1 


•284 


73 


20 


24 


411 


200 


f.l 


18 


13 


23 


96 


24 


5 


10 


211 


181 


48 


11 


19 


44 


191 


59 


20 


13 


63 


369 


86 


33 


27 


65 




1()-> 


38 


25 


89 


250 


6fi 


27 


19 


84 


326 


87 


33 


23 


69 


284 


90 


21 


34 


45 


177 


58 


is 


1 


68 


331 


93 


38 


32 


Ml 


27 


97 


80 


32 


77 


4'il 


132 


47 


71 


33 


149 


52 


28 


22 


211 


'.il 


23 


14 


14 



922 
921 
919 
915 

.911 
906 
903 

,900 

.900 
899 
8114 
8111 
890 
890 
8-8 
884 
883 
881 
(■82 

.873 
871 
871 
867 
8 '8 
856 
8'.'6 
817 
802 



First Basemen. 



Name. 



Connor. . . 
Virtue . . . 
Coml-ky.. 
Werden . 
McMnhon 
Tailor. 



Philadelphia, 
Cleveland . 
Cincinnati.. . 
St Louis ... 
New York. . 

I.n'liHville.. . 



t) 


« 3 


tr 


<ti 










« i 


a 


<D K 




- d 


d 


?:$ 


1* 


S 


fc 


H « 


-N 


153 


1461 


60 


23 


147 


1502 


69 


25 


140 


460 


71 


25 


148 


1174 


96 


26 


84 


322 


1: 


6 


34 


349 


2 


7 



984 
983 
9K3 
982 
981 



G2 



OFFICIAL IVERAl IES. 



First Basemen— Continued. 



Name. 


Club. 


© 

» 3! 


- 3 
3 
Ot 

6 
K 

1524 
1303 
BIS 
1477 
674 
36(1 
Hill 
1485 
146 
1087 
677 
179 


51 

a 

nj « 
a; x 

S'S 

127 
53 
24 
49 
4H 
23 
111 
99 

6 
61 
21 

6 


.2 ° 

s 

83 

83 






Baltimore and Louisville. 


152 
123 
31 
148 
6° 
37 
147 
152 
16 
111 
66 
18 


081 




176 


Millijtnn 


B 970 




41) '.174 






HI 1174 






11 972 




46 1171 




Louisville 


37 117 1 




6 968 




39 .967 


SutclltTe 




31 1.957 




Cincinnati nnrt Baltimore 


10 .94 









Second Basemen. 







153 
144 
50 
142 
144 
186 

31 

115 

86 

31 

100 


383 
454 
165 
3i9 
858 
318 
711 
318 

82 

97 

•>79 


536 
484 
187 
411) 
440 
868 
10: 
885 
125 
108 
304 
480 
295 
357 
110 
87 
253 
176 
89 
73 


42 


956 






45 .954 






18 
40 
46 
16 
13 


.951 
951 




New York and Louisville. 


'145 




988 




1133 




52..U*.) 




16 .928 




16 .936 

47 926 






148 373 


70 1124 




102 
114 
36 
16 
95 
59 
16 
29 


276 
288 
80 
32 
199 
164 
18 
r,:, 


47 .923 






57 .918 






17 

7 
57 
47 

9 
21) 


.918 
.91)7 

888 




New York and Cincinnati 
New York rind Cleveland. 


878 




873 




.865 



Third Basemen. 



Dahlen. . 
Cross . . . 
Crooks. . 
Davie . . . 
Reilly... 
Daly.... 
Tebeau . 
Malvey . 

Nasli 

Kbindle. 
Latham . 

1'ftITott 
Ku'-hnc. 



Chicago 

Philadelphia 

St. Louis 

Cleveland 

Philadelphia 

Brooklyn 

Cleveland 

Philadelphia 

Boston 

Baltimore 

Cincinnati 

Chicago 

CJD , Lou'villc and St. I„ 



68 


113 


188 


18 


.941 


45 


98 


142 


15 


.941 


25 


36 


51 


7 


.925 


78 


103 


164 


36 


.1)14 


63 


114 


162 


28 


.908 


68 


78 


111 


21 


.900 


75 


98 


156 


29 


.897 


98 


40 


66 


11 


. H',17 


186 


195 


851 


64 


.895 


184 


203 


384 


TO 


,898 


142 


179 


334 


65 


.887 


79 115 


166 


86 .886 


87 


114 


1H2 


89 


mm; 



0FFICIA1 WERAGES. 
Third Basemen — Continued. 



63 



Name. 



Fnrrell. . . . 
Pinckney . 
L\ Lyons. . 
Radford.. . 

IlilSM'tt . . . 

Joyce 

lt< >lnii<u!i . 
Kaynmnd 
Knowles . . 

Dowd 

Camp 



Club. 



Pittsburg 

St. LouiB 

New York 

Washington 

Louisville and New York. 

Brooklyn 

Washington 

Pittsburg and Washingt'n 

New York 

Washington ... 

St. Louis 





3 e 




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188 


181 


286 


61 


77 


85 


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83 


108 


150 


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55 


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188 


31 


7(i 


86 


182 


44 


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142 


106 


52 


65 


66 


113 


81 


15 


18 


4(1 


11 


15 


14 


'25 


9 


17 


24 


34 


14 


40 


37 


62 


2; 



884 
881 
865 
860 
869 
855 
86'J 
840 
.812 
805 
785 



Short Stops. 



D. Richardson . 

Allen 

David 

oook 

Smith 

Corcoran .... 
Dahlen 

Jenningi 

< '' lOQOy 

Fuller 

Long 

Miller 

Shugart 

Berger 

Sohooh 

McKean 

Hi'tiins 

O'lionrke 

Crow 

Had ford 



Washington 

Philadelphia 

Cleveland 

St. Louis 

Cincinnati 

Brooklyn 

Chicago 

Louisville 

Chicago and Washington, 

New York 

Boston 

Pittsburg 

Pittsburg 

Washington 

Baltimore 

Cleveland. .. 

Cincinnati and St. Lewis 

Baltimore 

Baltimore 

Washington 



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225 


443 


lis 


433 


522 


21 


39 


55 


13!) 


281 


475 


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231) 


558 


151 


204 


494 


74 


182 


212 


145 


336 


543 


BO 


116 


218 


188 


291 


130 


II" 


806 


609 


17 


411 


53 


136 


312 


468 


18 


26 


42 


$6 


Hit 


198 


128 


201 


371 


31 62 


103 


57 105 


185 


15 17 


37 


111 


2!) 


51 



39 .944 



8 
67 

71 

68 

Hi 

Ml 

85 

86 
102 

12 
10 
9 

42 

84 

2 

14 



.921 
.918 
.917 
.917 
.913 
.912 
. >.)ics 
898 

888 
.885 
.884 
.883 
.876 
872 
868 
868 
.857 
.776 



Fielders. 



Orilfln 

McAleer . .. 
O'Brien.... 
Newman. .. 

Davis 

Corkhtll 

Ryan 

Beery 

lln.ilin 

Thompson. 

liurns 

Hamilton .. 
O'Gonnor.. 
Hartford 



Brooklyn .... 

Oleveland 

Brooklyn 

1'Mchko 

Oleveland 

Pittsburg 

Chicago 

Louisville.. . . 

St. Louis 

Philadelphia. 

Brooklyn 

Philadelphia. 
Cleveland. . . . 
Washington 



127 


260 


26 


9 


160 


367 


25 


16 


121 


219 


15 


10 


16 


19 


1 


1 


42 


51 


7 


3 


67 


145 


13 


8 


119 


235 


37 


25 


42 


88 


9 


4 


186 


290 


22 


17 


151 


210 


31 


14 


127 


155 


11 


10 


136 


292 


29 


22 


]!«', 


153 


is 


12 


59 


85 


13 


7 



.960 
959 
952 
951 
951 
949 

.949 
948 
945 
944 
936 
934 



64 



0EFICIA1 AVERAGES; 
Fielders — Continued. 



Hollidny 

Brown 

Taylor 

O'Neil 

Collins 

Duffy 

H. P. Lyons.... 

Duffee 

Delelumty — 

Weaver 

Caruth»rs 

O'Rourke 

Miller 

Lowe 

Burkett 

Browning 

Daly 

Welch 

Gore 

Stovey 

Parrel] .. — 

Duncan. 

Carroll 

Tieriinll 

Burke 

H. Uiehardsou. 

Ounsnn 

Wllmol 

Kelly 

CmsiH 

Bmlth 

stivntts 

Doyle 

Twilrhell 

Dowd .... 

McCarthy 

Hoy 

Wood 

Donovan 

Ward 

McGraw. . 

Decker 

Halligan 

Van Hallreti 

Moriarty 

Foutz 



Club. 



Cincinnati 

Louisville 

Louisville 

Cincinnati 

Brooklyn 

Boston 

New York 

Washington 

Philadelphia. 

Lmiisvillu 

St. Lotus 

n.-w Fork 

P ttsburg 

Boston 

Cleveland 

Cincinnati and Louisville. 

Brooklyn 

Cincinnati and Baltlmon 
New York and St. Louie 
Ball iniore end Boston .... 

Pittsburg 

Chicago 

91 Louis 

New York 

New York ami Cincinnati 

N>w York and Wnshiogt'D 

B 'liiuior.* 

< ibicago - - . . 

Pittsburg aDd Baltimore. 

Philadetphis 

Pittsburg 

Boston 

Now York and Cleveland. 

Washington 

Washington .. 

,J oston 

Washington 

i 'liiriniiHii and Baltimore 
Pittsburg and Washington 

Baltimore 

Baltimore 

Chicago 

I iiwiTHHiti and Baltimore 
Baltimore and Pittsburg. 

St. Louis 

Brooklyn ,, 



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96 189 

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109 lit; 

70 91 

89 178 

14:'. 282 

llil 1117 

30 r.ii 

H7 |S'.I 

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102 1«7 

111 42 

113 1ST, 

11MI 1711 

111 166 



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66 

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158 

17 

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22 

165 

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128 

411 

81 
68 

47 

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31 

17 

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28 

10 

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925 
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S PHLDING' S 

Trade-Marked Catcher's Masks. 



PA TENTED. 




No. 4 Mask. No. 3-0 Mask. No. O Mask. 

No. 4-0. Spalding's New Patented Bun Protecting Mask. Made 
<»f black enamel wire, with a perfect shade for the eyes, not in- 
creasing the weight of the mask. A great improvement on all 

other makes. Price $6 00 

No. 3-0. Spalding's New Patented Neck -Protecting Mask. 

This mask has a peculiar shaped extension at the bottom which 

. the same protection to the neck as the#mask does to 

It does not interfere in the si ghtest degree with 

the free movement of the head, and is the only mask made 

which affords perfect protection toacaicher. 'I he entire mask 

nstructed of the best hardened wire, extra heavy padded 

With goat hair, and the padding faced with the best imported 
dogskin, which is impervious to perspiration, and always 
soft and pliable, each rf $4 OO 

No. S-0. Spalding's Special League Mask, used by all Jading 
professional catchers, extra heavy wire, well padded with 
goat hair, and the padding faced with the best imported dog- 
skin, which is impervious to perspiration, and retains its plia- 
bility and usefulness $3 60 

Nu. io. Spalding's Regulation League Mask, made of heavy 
well padded and faced with horsehide, warranted first- 
tin every respect ;* $3 OO 

Chicago^ G, SPALDING & BROS. e*e 

PHILADELPHIA. 



7/ 




No. A Mask. No. C Mask. No. D Mask. 

No. A. Spalding's Amateur Mask, made the same size and general 
style as the League Mask, but with lighter wire and faced with 
leather. We guarantee this mask to be superior to so-called 
League or professional masks sold by other manufacturers $1.75 

No. B. Spalding's Boys' Amateur Mask, similar to the No. A Mask, 

only made smaller, to fit a boy's face 1.50 

No. C. Youths 1 Mask, without head or chin piece 1 .00 

No. D. Boys' Mask, light wire, without head or chin piece 50 

NO. E. " M M " ** 44 44 H it 2B 

SPALDING'S PATENT CELLULOID UMPIRE INDICATOR, 




Asshown in the above cut, is intended for the use of Bask BallDmpzRBS 
and Scorers to keep tally of the number of Strikes and Balls that may be 
«alled. The_ illustration, which represents the exact size of the Indicator, 
gives a good idea of its construction and mode of handling. It can be easily 
operated by the thumb or finger while held in the palm of the hand, it has 
been highly recommended by all League and Association umpires wh< ■ 

seen it. Price each 

By mail postpaid on receipt of price 



Chicago, A. G, SPALDING & BROS, n 

PHILADELPHIA. 



EW YORK. 



SPALDING'S 

Trade-Mark Bats 



I t; 1 ' i 



YfrSfi 

i,i 'in 



No. 3-0. 1H35 No. 5-0. No. ox and No. ji No. 1 

N.i. 0-0. ox I;. 



CHICAGO 



; A, G. SPALDING & BROS, sew 



YORK. 



PHILADELPHIA. 



SPALDING'S 

Trade- Marked Bats 



SPALDING'S TRADE-MARKED BATS, since their introduction in 
1877, nave been, and are now used, almost exclusively by all prominent pro 
]. iional and amateur plaj 

All the timber used in these bats is seasoned from one to two years, mak- 
ing the bat a lighter, stronger bat than those of other manufacturers, who are 
d to rush their tim! ■ dry kilns, thus destroying the life, qua! 

ity, and driving power oi the timber. 

In cur ! pecial Bbu k and Wagon Tongue Bat, we introduce this year our 
p ten'ed rough handle, enabling the batsman to secure a firmer grasp on tin- 
hat. All these bats— SPALDING'S WAGON TONGUE-are made from 
models of the actual bats used by the most skillful batsmen in the League and 
Association. 

Every Hat made by us is hand-turned, and upon critical examination, if 
they answer all t&e requirements— good timber, perfect workmanship, 
01 1 r SPALDING TRADEMARK is put on, making a guarantee of quality 
to our customers. 

We call special attention to our SACRIFICE BATS, made of the finest 
i and used by noted sacrifice hitters during the past season. We 
rrake these bats either in tight or heavy weight and stained exactly alike s.> 
as to dei 1 v i ■ ■ pposirj ■ 

PRICBS. ,. , 

I-.ach . 
No. 60. Spalding's New Special Model Bat, with Oval Handle, 

made from $1 50 

No. 000. Spalding's Special Black End, League Players' Wagon 

Tongue Ash Bat. new patent rough handle I 00 

No. 4-0. Spalding's Sacrifice Bate, Finest Selected Willow 1 00 

No. XXX. Spalding's Special Black End, Boys' League, same 

quality Ash as No. 000, 30 and 3.! inches 00 

No. OX. Spalding's Special Black End Axletree Bat, finest straight 

grained white ash 60 

No. OXB. Spalding's Special Black End Axletree Boya' Bat, 30 

and 3a inches ,. , 26 

No. 2s;. Spalding's Antique Finished Bat, extra quility ash, black 

end, and trade -marked 25 

No. 2-0. Spalding'a Special Black Bund League, fine quality white 

ash, highly polished, patent granulated handle 60 

No. 3. Spalding's Black End Basswood Bat, from selected t mb-r, 

elegant finish 25 

N<>, 4. Spalding'a Black End Willow Bat, highly finished, and is 

id bat made; incased in 

60 

No. 53. Spalding's Youth's Maple Bat, black band and gilt, trade- 

1 Qgth &3 to 3a Inches 10 

No. 56. Spalding's Youths* Stained Maple Bat, black band, trade- 
mark in gut; 2^ to 32 inches .. 10 

No. 54. Sp Iding's Maple Bat. for boys, 36 to 2S inches in length, 

ind trade -marked .. 05 

ch.caco. A. G. SPALDING & BROS. njwyor, 

PHILADELPHIA. 



BASE BALL UNIFORMS. 




STYLE B, 



STYLE C. 



STYLE D, 



Wc offer our regular line of Flannel Uniforms, and in addition offer 
a new style of heavy knit suits, such as was first worn by Chicago Club 
during 1887-18S8. They are well adapted for warm weather, and are very 
neat and elastic. We make in one quality only ; any color. 



NO. O UNIFORM. 

NO. 0. Best Quality Lsaoub ok Association Club Uniform. 
The flannel used in this uniform is manufactured exclusively for us, and 
whii-h we have used for the past six years. For the durability of the 
material and superiority of the styles and workmanship, we refer to all 
clubs who have used our uniforms. We have made uniforms for the fol- 
lowing leading clubs fn < 

No... Quality Shirts, any style Each 

" " " Pants " •< 

Special " Stockings " 

No ti- " Caps •' 1 ,'„, 

Special " Belt ■« 

Necktie to match trimmings. — _ 

1 nplete, without phoes . ftia <q 

Sxtrafor Padded Pants Each pair, 

cH-cAoo A. G. SPALDING & BROS, ek 

PHILADELPHIA. 



"7- 



BASE BALL UNIFORMS. 

(continued.) 

NO. I UNIFORM 

NO. 1 I nifo] i. The flannel used in this uniform is thi sami qualil 
the N'p. ■ ■ -:r adc \>\u lighter in weight. We have fifteen sty Irs, and .til shown 
on sample card, which will be mailed on 

PRICE. 

No. i. Quality Shirt, any style Each, $4 m 

" 1. " Pants, " " 3 75 

" 1. " Stockings " 100 

" 1st " Caps " 75 

■• oon" Belt " SO 

Necktie to match trimmings. 

Uniform complete, without shoes $10 00 

Extra for Padded pants Each pair, 1 50 

NO. 2 UNIFORM. 

NO. 2 Uniform. Made of 4^ oz. twilled flannel, in the following 
colors: No. 31, White; No. 32, Vale Gray; No. 33, Shaker Graj J No. 34, 
Steel, mixed; No. 35, Navy Blue. 

PRICE. 

No. 2. Quality Shirt, any style Each, $3 00 

" 2. -' Pants, " " 2 7S 

" 3. " Stockings " 75 

•' 2d " Caps " 00 

" 1 or 3 " Belt. » " 40 

Necktie to match trimmings. 

Uniform complete, without Shoes , $7 5° 

Extra for Padded pants Each pair, 1 Jo 

NO. 3 UNIFORM. 

NO. 3 Uniform. Made of various colon of flannel. Heavy and strong. 
'. value at the price. 

PRICE. 

No. 3. Quality Shirt, any style Each, $2 00 

«• '■.. •■ Pants, " " ■ 75 

•• 3. « Stockings '• 5o 

•' 3- " Cans " 

■• 3or4 " Belt 25 

Uniform complete, without Shoes '■ $5 00 

Extra lor Padded pants kach pair, 1 a 

NO. 4 UNIFORM. 

Made of a White Shaker flannel and a Gray Cotton Cloth. 
PRICE. 

No. 4. Quality Shirt, plain, pleat or lace Each, $1 50 

" 4. " Pants " 12^ 

« 4. " Stockings " 25 

Canton Flannel Cap, lined 25 

No. 4 Belt ' 23 

Uniform complete, without Shoes $3 5° 

Extra for Padded pants ,.Each pair, 75 

Special Measurement Blanks, Samples of Flannel and Belt Webbing 
for ail of above Uniforms furnished upon application. 

ch.caoo. A. 6. SPALDING & BROS, sb 



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